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  Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At this time, for most, the term Flanders is normally taken to refer to either the political, social, cultural and linguistic community (and the corresponding official institution, the Flemish Community), either the geographical area, one of the three regions in Belgium, namely the Flemish Region.
Created in the year 862, the County of Flanders was divided when its western districts fell under French rule in the late 12th century.
Flanders saw some of the greatest losses of life of the First World War including the battles of Ypres and the Somme.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flanders   (2651 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium.
Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium.
The Flemish dialects are the regional dialects of Dutch that are spoken in Flanders (Belgium).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Flanders   (8437 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Flanders
Jeanne (1205-1244) administered the counties wisely during her husband's captivity, and after his death she increased the liberties of the communes to counteract the influence of the nobility--a policy which was followed by her sister Margaret, who succeeded her in 1244.
Flanders then received a French governor, but the tyranny of the French soon brought about an insurrection, in the course of which some 3000 French were slaughtered in Bruges, and at the call of the two patriots, de Coninck and Breydel, the whole country rose in arms.
Philip sent into Flanders a powerful army, which met with a crushing defeat at Courtrai (1302); after another battle, which remained undecided, the King of France resorted to diplomacy, but in vain, and peace was restored only in 1320, after Pope John XXII had induced the Flemings to accept it.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06094b.htm   (2241 words)

  
 Count of Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The counties of Hainaut, Namur, Béthune, Nevers, Auxerre and Rethel were acquired via marriage with the respective heiresses.
By the marriage of Margaret III (1384-1405) with Philip of Valois, Duke of Burgundy the county was absorbed into the duchy of Burgundy in 1405.
The county of Flanders passed by marriage to the Habsburgs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Count_of_Flanders   (397 words)

  
 Count of Flanders - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The counts of Flanders ruled over the county of Flanders from the 9th century.
The counties of Hainaut, Namur, Bethune, Nevers, Auxerre and Rethel, as well as the duchies of Brabant and Limburg, were acquired via marriage with the respective heiresses.
Ironically, the county of Flanders itself, along with all its possessions, suffered the same fate and was annexed by the duchy of Burgundy in 1405.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Count_of_Flanders   (318 words)

  
 Waasland - Flanders - Belgium History & Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The County of Flanders, County in the feudal sense, not the American, has a very rich history, which was chiefly dictated by France's drive to dominate that rich area.
Flanders is presently one of the federal states of Belgium, covering the northern part of the Kingdom and including the Belgian part of the historical County of Flanders (see above), part of the Duchy of Brabant and part of the Prince-Bishopric of Liege, and of the Duchy of Limburg.
It is a socio-economic-historical region lying in the north-east quarter of the Province of East Flanders and west of Antwerp, comprising 32 townships.
www.ping.be /~ping2445/Waas_Waasland01.shtml   (927 words)

  
 Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, French: Flandre or Flandres) has two main designations: a historical region (the County of Flanders), and an administrative region of Belgium (the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community).
A related contentious point is the "historical legality" of calling the whole of present Flanders "Flanders", as this includes parts of the Duchy of Brabant and the Bishopric of Liège (Belgian Limburg).
It was the iconoclasm of 1566 (the Beeldenstorm) – the demolition of statues and paintings depicting saints – that caused the final ire of the catholics.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/F/Flanders.htm   (2565 words)

  
 Genealogy "de Proost" in East- and West-Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Flanders was in the medieval era a county.
The counts of Flanders got gradually more succesfull in influencing the succession of this functions who were merely hereditary and sometimes concurrents to power in the beginning.
The period of the county of Aalst, apart from the county of Flanders (1046-1166)
www.ping.be /~ldeprost/Flanders.htm   (2636 words)

  
 Flanders at a glance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Originally Flanders was a County, a principality, extending from a part of Northern France we still refer to as : French Flanders, and situated, more or less on the left bank of the River Scheldt ("Schelde" in Dutch), from its estuary to its source, sometimes even further Southward.
Flanders was part of the Kingdom of France where it was situated on the left bank of the Scheldt.
Thus as yet another part of Flanders got then a new name, it was called State Flanders because it was being ruled over by the State Authorities of the United Provinces; it is now called Zeeuws Flanders, because it is part of the province of Zeeland in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
allserv.rug.ac.be /aquaculture/x-files/larvi95/htdocs/james/larvi/larvi959.htm   (536 words)

  
 Robert I, Count of Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Robert I of Flanders, known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1070 to 1092.
He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela (Alix) Capet, a daughter of King Robert II of France.
Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders.
nba.servegame.org /en/Robert_I%2c_Count_of_Flanders.htm   (159 words)

  
 Flanders, Brittany, Burgundy, Anjou, Normandy, Blois, Champagne, Toulouse, etc.
Charles the Good, in turn, is murdered himself, and the County passes to a second cousin, William Clito of Normandy, the great grandson of Baldwin V through his daughter Maltilda, who had married William the Bastard, later William the Conqueror, of Normandy.
Eudes IV married the heiress, Jeanne, of the Free County of Burgundy, and then his grandson Philip was preparing to marry the heiress, Margaret, of the County of Flanders.
Flanders was one of the most prosperous places in Europe, giving the Duke a major source of revenue, and the Free County gave him a foothold in the Empire and in the old Kingdom of Burgundy.
www.friesian.com /flanders.htm   (9945 words)

  
 A Concise Description of Flanders: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This relocation of the capital had as effect that Flanders, first the central part of the realm, eventually became a peripheral part of the Frankish kingdom, the "County of Flanders".
The county was progressively extended, and its borders came near to Paris in the 12th century.
In fact, the first "King of Jerusalem", Baldwin I, was the count of Bonen (Boulogne), in the County of Flanders, and the younger brother of Geoffrey of Bouillon, in the south of the Netherlands, who organized the first Crusade.
www.noosphere.cc /flandersHistory.html   (2719 words)

  
 De Liebaart - Origin of the conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
uring the late 13th century the county of Flanders was one of the richest areas in Europe.
The wealth of the county caused the French king to become greedy and he wanted to annex Flanders to his royal domains.
It was forbidden to the count to appear at the court of his peers (a special court with the twelve highest vassals of the French crown) to plea his case.
www.liebaart.org /oorspr_e.htm   (848 words)

  
 West Flanders --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It extends inland from the North Sea coast and is bounded by France on the west and south and by Hainaut, East Flanders, and The Netherlands on the east.
It was once part of the old county of Flanders.
Flanders was created in 1995 in the reorganization of Belgium's provincial administration along ethnic-linguistic lines.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9076607?tocId=9076607   (815 words)

  
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This wave of spirituality is clearly evident in the county of Flanders, located northeast of France, adjacent to Germany and the Netherlands.
In the county of Flanders alone, twenty-nine Cistercian nunneries were founded between 1200 and 1250, a rather astonishing figure considering the size of the region, which corresponds to roughly one-third of modern Belgium.
The commercial importance of the county of Flanders is discussed by Henri Pirenne, Histoire de Belgique, 5 vols.
www.unco.edu /sparc/examples/ex2frpb.doc   (2449 words)

  
 Count of Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The counts of Flanders ruled over the county of Flanders fromthe 9th century.
The counties of Hainaut, Namur, Bethune, Nevers, Auxerre and Rethel, as well as the duchies of Brabant and Limburg, were acquired via marriagewith the respective heiresses.
Ironically, the county of Flanders itself, along with all its possessions, suffered the same fateand was annexed by the duchy of Burgundy in 1405.
www.therfcc.org /count-of-flanders-108399.html   (338 words)

  
 Count Of Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Texas say Sean Flanders, Athena Gandy and Tasha Kersey are three of five people charged in August with two counts of capital murder and one count of murder in...
Sean Flanders, 22; Athena Gandy, 22; and Tasha Kersey, 21, -- all Lakeland residents -- were charged in August with two counts of capital murder and one count...
Clarion County honors the sacrifices of its veterans
www.wikiverse.org /count-of-flanders   (470 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the past, Flanders occupied a broader territory as it is today.
The County of Flanders extended in particular to the South-West and nearly covered today's French "Départements" of the Nord and Pas-de-Calais.
These regions, being during four or five centuries a part of Flanders, were deeply influenced by the Flemish culture and language.
home.tiscali.be /raymond.herbigniaux/flandreen.htm   (217 words)

  
 Morris County NJ Park Commission Flanders Valley Golf Course General Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Flanders Valley Golf Course is located in the Townships of Mount Olive and Roxbury.
Flanders Valley was the first county golf course constructed by the Morris County Park Commission.
The Morris County Park Commission is pleased to announce that Single-Rider golf cars, for the physically challenged will be available at all county golf courses.
parks.morris.nj.us /parks/flandersmain.htm   (276 words)

  
 ATSDR - PHA - Metro Gas Station, Flanders, Suffolk County, New York
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) classifies Metro Gas Station as a "No Apparent Public Health Hazard" based on the low VOC levels that were detected in residential indoor air and private wells in the past, and the infrequent exposure to VOCs in the tap water from Metro Gas Station.
The primary concern of the residents of Flanders is the presence of VOCs in their private wells and its association with cancer and heart disease in the community.
Residents of Flanders expressed concern that the groundwater contamination associated with the Metro Gas Station would result in an increased incidence of cancer and heart disease in the community.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/pha/metrogas/mgs_p1.html   (4275 words)

  
 doug_flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Flanders will analyze the impacts potential state and federal legislation would have on the county.
He will also work with the County Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners to promote and communicate the county's legislative positions while maintaining an open dialog between the county and its state and federal delegations.
Prior to joining Jefferson County, Flanders spent ten years working for Senator Wayne Allard, starting as a legislative assistant to then Congressman Allard and later serving as the Senator's Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director.
www.co.jefferson.co.us /ext/dpt/coadm/pubinfo/pressrel/2005/doug_flanders.htm   (222 words)

  
 South-East-Flanders Flemish Ardennes Belgium Gavere
A jetty for pleasure boats and two bicycle routes, respectively 30km and 35km, along the river Schelde are among the main attractions of the town (1).
They held the official function of cellarer of the Count of Flanders, and resided in a fortress on an island in the river Schelde (Scheldt).
Under Jacob III of Luxembourg, the Land of Gavere became a county, and under Lamoraal Count of Egmont, it was raised to a principality (2).
www.geocities.com /belgiumtowns/gavere.html   (509 words)

  
 Flax Pond Digital Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Stumps in life position in intertidal zone on beach bordering salt marsh at Hubbard County Park, Flanders, NY are evidence of sea level rise.
Freshwater peat in the intertidal zone on the beach at Hubbard County Park, Flanders, NY is evidence of sea level rise.
Tussock deposited on low marsh at Hubbard County Park, Flanders, NY supports growth of high marsh plants due to its elevated surface and shorter duration of tidal inundation.
www.eserc.stonybrook.edu:8080 /FlaxPondDigitalLibrary/DisplayAllImages.jsp   (3444 words)

  
 Harelbeke (Municipality, Province of West Flanders, Belgium)
Harelbeke (26,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Kortrijk, in the south-west of the Province of West Flanders, 5 km of Kortrijk, 40 km of Ghent, 20 km of Roeselare, 30 km of Lille (France) and 60 km of the North Sea.
Harelbeke became an important city around 1040, when Count Boudewijn V of Flanders established a chapter in the St. Saviour Church (Sint Salvatorskerk).After an administrative reorganization of the County of Flanders, Harelbeke was the capital city of a canton (roede) in 1071.
According to the municipal website, this banner was granted to the Lords of Harelbeke by Boudewijn of Flanders, Emperor of Constantinople.
www.fotw.net /Flags/be-vwvha.html   (735 words)

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