The former County of Flanders, except for French Flanders, is the only part of the late medieval French kingdom outside of modern-day France (Catalonia having been renounced in 1258). Contents 1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 Flag and arms 4 History 4.1 Prehistory and antiquity 4.2 Early Middle Ages 4.3 7th century 4.4 Carolingians
The flag of Flanders, called the Vlaamse Leeuw ("Flemish...
Flanders and Flemish are likely derived from the Frisian...
The geography of the historic County of Flanders only...
The County of Flanders was a feudal fief in West Francia. The first certain Count in the comital family, Baldwin I of Flanders, is first reported in a document of 862, when he eloped with a daughter of his king Charles the Bald. The region developed as a medieval economic power with a large degree of political autonomy.
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The count of Flanders was the ruler or sub-ruler of the county of Flanders, beginning in the 9th century. The title was held for a time by the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Spain. During the French Revolution, in 1790, the county of Flanders was annexed to France and ceased to exist. In the 19th century, the title was appropriated by Belgium ...
In 1244, the Counties of Flanders and Hainaut were claimed by Margaret II's sons, the half-brothers John I of Avesnes and William III of Dampierre in the War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault. In 1246, King Louis IX of France awarded Flanders to William.
In modern times, the title was granted to two younger sons of the kings of the Belgians. 1. Prince Philippe, son of King Leopold I of Belgium 2. Prince Charles, son of King Albert I of Belgium
The title, Count of Flanders, is one of the titles of the Spanish Crown. It is a historical title which is only nominally and ceremonially used.
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This article describes the history of Flanders. The definition of the territory called "Flanders", however, has varied throughout history. The historical county of Flanders is now split into different countries. It roughly encompassed Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands, French Flanders in France, and the Belgian provinces of West Flanders, East ...
Written records of the Flemish region begin in Roman times. Julius Caesar left his Commentaries of the Gaulish War about his time in the region. Caesar described "Belgium" or "Gallia Belgica" as the northernmost of the three distinct parts of Gaul, and all definitions of Flanders are within this large Belgic area. The inhabitants were collectively ...
The County of Flanders was created in the year 862 as a feudal fief in West Francia, the predecessor of the Kingdom of France. After a period of growing power within France, it was divided when its western districts fell under French rule in the late 12th century, with the remaining parts of Flanders came under the rule of the counts of neighbourin...
In 1500, Charles V was born in Ghent. He inherited the Seventeen Provinces, Spain with its colonies and in 1519 was elected Holy Roman Emperor. The Pragmatic Sanction of 1549, issued by Charles V, established the Low Countries as the Seventeen Provinces as an entity separate from
Subsequently, Philip II sent the Duke of Alba to the Provinces to repress the revolt. Alba recaptured the southern part of the Provinces, who signed the Union of Atrecht, which meant that they would accept the Spanish government on condition of more freedom. But the northern part
Although arts remained at a relatively impressive level for another century with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, Flanders experienced a loss of its former economic and intellectual power under Spanish, Austrian, and French rule, with heavy taxation and rigid imperial poli
In 1830, the Belgian Revolution led to the splitting up of the two countries. Belgium was confirmed as an independent state by the Treaty of London of 1839, but deprived of the eastern half of Limburg, and the Eastern half of Luxembourg. Sovereignty over Zeelandic Flanders, south of the Westerscheldt river delta, was left with the Kingdom of the Ne...
The County of Flanders (862–1797) was an historic territory in the Low Countries. From 862 onwards the counts of Flanders were among the original twelve peers of the Kingdom of France. For centuries their estates around the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres formed one of the most affluent regions in Europe .
The County of Flanders (862-1795) was a vassal state of the Holy Roman Empire . Nation Belgium Belgian Polities Kingdom of Belgium (From 1839) Allied Military Government of Belgium Reichskommissariat for the Occupied Territories in Belgium and Northern France Military Administration in Belgium and Northern France Governorate-General of Belgium