Burgundian Netherlands

Burgundian Netherlands
Imperial and French fiefs
LanguagesDutch, Low Saxon, Frisian, Walloon, Luxembourgish, French
ReligionRoman Catholic
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 • Established1384
 • Disestablished1482
Succeeded by
Habsburg Netherlands

In the history of the Low Countries, the Burgundian Netherlands means a number of Imperial and French fiefs. These were ruled in personal union by the House of Valois-Burgundy and their Habsburg heirs in the period from 1384 to 1482. The area was large parts of present-day Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Luxembourg and parts of northern France.

  • rulers


The Burgundian dukes who ruled the Netherlandish territories were:

House of Valois, territorial Dukes of Burgundy

  • Philip the Bold (1384–1405), son of King John II of France, by his wife Margaret III of Flanders
  • John the Fearless (1405–1419), son
  • Philip the Good (1419–1467), son
  • Charles the Bold (1467–1477), son

House of Valois, titular Duchess of Burgundy

  • Mary of Burgundy (1477–1482), Charles' daughter, married Maximilian I of Habsburg in 1477

House of Habsburg, titular Dukes of Burgundy (see Habsburg Netherlands)

  • Philip the Handsome (1482–1506), Mary's son; Maximilian I, his father, as regent (1482–1493)
  • Charles V (1506–1555), Philip's son; Margaret of Austria, regent (1507–1515) and (1519–1530)
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