Austrian Netherlands


Austrian Netherlands

(1713–95) Provinces located in the southern part of the Low Countries, roughly comprising modern Belgium and Luxembourg. In 1713, the Peace of Utrecht gave Emperor Charles VI control of what had been called the Spanish Netherlands. Administration of the region continued under the Habsburg rulers Maria Theresa and later Joseph II, until the Austrian Netherlands was annexed to France in 1795.

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