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Burgundian Netherlands
Flag of Netherlands
Status Imperial and French fiefs
Capital Brussels
Common languages Dutch, Low Saxon, Frisian, Walloon, Luxembourgish, French
Roman Catholic
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
• Established
• Disestablished
ISO 3166 code NL
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.


The Burgundian dukes who ruled the Netherlandish territories were:

House of Valois, territorial Dukes of Burgundy

House of Valois, titular Duchess of Burgundy

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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