Category: Counts of Leuven

Categories: European Nobility | Hertogdom Brabant

The Counts of Louvain (French) or of Leuven (Dutch) were the rulers of the County of Louvain. Near the end of the tenth century, the County of Louvain emerged when granted to Lambert I of the House of Reginar by the German Emperor. Originally limited by the rivers Demer, Dijle and Velp, that is more or less the region known today as Hageland, the County of Louvain rapidly increased in size and power. After his marriage with Gerberga, the daughter of the Duke of Lower Lorraine, Lambert I incorporated the County of Brussels; in 1013, Lambert I annexed the Duchy of Bruningrode, located around Tongeren.

They acquired great influence in the Holy Roman Empire and acquired more titles over time. In 1183, they were created Dukes of Brabant. The county of Louvain was absorbed into the.

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abt 1175 Louvain, Brabant, Lorraine, France - 26 Apr 1226 photo

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