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Burgundian Netherlands
Imperial and French fiefs


Capital Brussels
Language(s) Dutch, Low Saxon, Frisian, Walloon, Luxembourgish, French
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Established 1384
 - Disestablished 1482

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)