When the eighteen-year-old Maximilian married Mary of Burgundy in 1477, the transfer of the rich Burgundian inheritance into Habsburg hands had in theory been completed. However, a long war was necessary in order to secure parts of this inheritance, as France saw the increase in Habsburg power as a threat.
Mary of Burgundy was born in Brussels at the ducal castle of Coudenberg, to Charles the Bold, then known as the Count of Charolais, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon. Her birth, according to the court chronicler Georges Chastellain , was attended by a clap of thunder ringing from the otherwise clear twilight sky.
Mary, duchess of Burgundy (1477–82), daughter and heiress of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy; her crucial marriage to the archduke Maximilian (later Maximilian I), son of the Habsburg emperor Ferdinand III, resulted in Habsburg control of the Netherlands.
The young royal served uncharacteristically as co-king with his father, who went to war against Hungary. In 1493, upon his father death, Maximilian was also Holy Roman Emperor. Mary of Burgundy was born in Brussels, the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon.
Mar 23, 2013 · Emperor Maximilian (1459-1519), on the right his first wife Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482), in between their son Philip the Fair (1478-1506), front Maximilian’s grandson Ferdinand I (1503-1564) and Charles V (1500-1558) and his grandson-in-law Louis II (1506-1526) Inv.-Nr.
Marriage with Mary of Burgundy 19.8. It took Maximilian about four months to travel from Vienna to Ghent in the Netherlands, a city that belonged to the Dukedom of Burgundy.
Jan 19, 2018 · The natural starting point in this endeavour is Maximilian’s first wife, Mary of Burgundy. Mary was born in 1457, the only child (by all accounts legitimate and illegitimate) of Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy and his second wife, Isabella of Bourbon.
Mary, called Mary the Rich (13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482), was suo jure Duchess of Burgundy from 1477 – 1482. As the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon, she was the heiress to the vast Burgundian domains in France and the Low Countries upon her father's sudden death on 5 January 1477.
Maximilian was married three times, but only the first marriage produced offspring: Maximilian's first wife was Mary of Burgundy (1457–1482). They were married in Ghent on 19 August 1477, and the marriage was ended by Mary's death in a riding accident in 1482. The marriage produced three children:
Mary of Burgundy was born on February 13, 1457, in Brussels, Burgundian Netherlands, to Charles the Bold and Isabella of Bourbon. Her father was also known as the Count of Charolais. It was her father’s second marriage; he did not have a child from his first marriage. Mary was the only child of Charles, born to Isabella.