Category: County of Flanders

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Name: County of Flanders
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The County of Flanders (Dutch: Graafschap Vlaanderen, French: Comté de Flandre) was one of the territories constituting the Low Countries. The county existed from 862 to 1795. It was one of the original secular fiefs of France and for centuries was one of the most affluent regions in Europe. Today, it's remembered for its important contribution to fine art.

The area under the French crown was located completely west of the Scheldt river and was called "Royal Flanders" (Kroon-Vlaanderen). This fief was finally removed from French control after the Peace of Madrid in 1526 and the Peace of Ladies in 1529. Aside from this the count of Flanders also held land east of the Scheldt river from the 11th century on, as a fief of the Holy Roman Empire; this area was called "Imperial Flanders" (Rijks-Vlaanderen). Except for French Flanders, Flanders is the only part of the medieval French kingdom that is not part of modern-day France.

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25 Oct 1102 Rouen, Caux, Normandy, France - 28 Jul 1128
1094 - 1109
1095 - abt 1096
1093 - 17 Jul 1119
abt 0933 Flanders, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - 01 Nov 0962 photo
abt 1030 Flanders, France - 17 Jul 1070
abt 0980 Mer Du, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - 30 May 1035 photo
abt 0864 Flanders, Nord, France - 10 Sep 0918 photo
- bef 1080
abt 19 Aug 1012 Flanders, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - 01 Sep 1067 photo
abt 1031 Flanders, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - 02 Nov 1083 photo
bef 1071 - bef Apr 1141
1033 Flanders, Belgium - 13 Oct 1093 photo
1065 Flanders - 05 Oct 1111
abt 0917 Vermandois, France - 10 Oct 0960




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