States of Flanders

States Of Flanders

States of Flanders

to get instant updates about 'States Of Flanders' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

The States of Flanders were the representation of the three estates: Nobility, Clergy and Commons to the court of the Count of Flanders. These three estates were also called the States. Supported by the economic strength of the Flemish cities Bruges, Ghent and Ypres, the States always were an important power before the rulers of the country.

After the county of Flanders and all Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands came under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy, the States of Flanders were the first host of the States-General of the Netherlands, on January 9, 1464 in Bruges.

In 1579–1580, during the Eighty Years' War, the cities and the States of Flanders joined Dutch independence declaration (Union of Utrecht and Act of Abjuration), but Spanish troops reconquered most of the Flemish territory and restored Spanish Catholic rule (except for Zeelandic Flanders).

On January 4, 1790, the States of Flanders again declared independence, this time from Austrian imperial rule, and seven days later, on January 11, 1790, joined the United States of Belgium. All Southern Netherlands "States" disappeared four years later, during French revolutionary occupation.

Read More

No feeds found

Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from