Belgian royal history

by dvogel on January 7th, 2014

I will try to give a small resume of Belgium’s royal history and show how it’s all a game of thrones for the royal families and the common people will just need to listen to whoever is put above them. All the details of names of the rulers you can find on Wikipedia.
Belgium is a rather strange country with a very busy history of war and change of power. The earliest records show a mix of Celtic and Germanic tribes who the Romans called Galii Belgae (First used again by the British who acknowledged the creation of Belgium in 1830). During the collapse of the Roman Empire the Germanic tribe the Franks conquered first the northern part of Belgium (hence they speak the Germanic language Dutch there) while the Romans still held the southern part for a period of time (hence they speak the Latin language French there). Eventually it was all conquered by the Franks whose most famous leader was Charlemagne. He was crowned Emperor by Pope Leo III due his successful ways of Christening Western Europe (By bloodshed of those who refused). This was the beginning of the Holy Roman Empire(1st Reich). As the Holy Roman Empire lost its direct control of Belgian territories in the 11th century, it was split into the following:

The County of Flanders
The Marquisate of Namur
The Duchy of Brabant
The County of Hainaut
The Duchy of Limburg
Luxembourg
The Prince-Bishopric of Liège (The Bishop was the ruler)

After the independence the “Belgian” regions were struggling against a France invasion and English influence. Eventually the regions became under Burgundian (A Dukedom mainly consisting of French royal heirs) rule through marriage. Later Burgundy was annexed by France and their ruler died in the battle leaving a daughter who married the Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Hapsburg Dynasty Maximilian I. Now the Belgian and low land regions were under rule of the Hapsburgs. Their grandson Charles V, who in the meantime also had inherited the Spanish crown, created the 17 provinces (Now Belgium and the Netherlands). At the end of his reign he split up the Hapsburg Empire up in 2 parts: The Spanish part for his son Filips II together with the 17 provinces and the Austrian part for his brother Ferdinand I in 1556. In 1568 the northern lowland provinces (Now the Netherlands) revolted and became a protectorate of England. Due to financial issues Filips II gave the Belgian regions to his daughter and his Nephew (Austrian Hapsburg bloodline) as a wedding gift when they married each other. Now the regions were Austrian for the next 80 years until 1795 where they were conquered and ruled by Napoleon until 1814 when he lost the war against England and the Netherlands. The English crown decided that the Belgian regions should belong to their ally the King of the Netherlands which they did until 1830, when mainly the French speaking part of the Belgian regions revolted and defeated the Dutch. The Belgian interim government wanted the Prince of France as king, but England refused this and they therefore chose Leopold, Prince of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld (Same as the English present day royal house) who normally was supposed to be King of Greece. This the English crown could agree to, having themselves a long line of German royal marriages in their family. During the 1st and 2nd world war Belgium was invaded by the Germans and the royal house was accused of being on the German side. To prevent further scandals they changed their title Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld to “Of Belgium” like the English had done (English royal house is now called Windsor).

The Royal house of Belgium is connected family wise with the following:

The French Imperial house Bonaparte
The Mexican and Austrian Imperial house Habsburg
The Imperial Russian house Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp
The Royal British house of Windsor
The French Royal house Bourbon
The Italian Royal house Savoye
The Danish and Norwegian house Sleeswig-Holstein-Sonderburg- Glücksburg
The Portuguese Royal house of Bragança
The Swedish Royal house of Bernadotte
The Luxembourgian Grand Dukes Nassau-Weilburg
The Bavarian Royal house Wittelsbach
The Romanian Royal house Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
The Principality house of Reuss
The Saxon dynasty house Wettin
The house Lonyay de Nagy-Lonya and Vasaros-Nameny
The house Ruffo di Calabria
The house Mora y Aragón

With this I would also like to make an outcry to end all monarchies, which have brought nothing but misery to the world.

 Filed under: Countries / Civilizations, Belgium

3 Comments

UN.i1-PHI: 17 provinces and 17 bloodline/family connections

i noticed/assumed this before i had counted them one for one xD, im not sure if you mentioned this or it is a strange 'coincidence'?;P a lot of names and dates makes it hard to read and conceive it all at once, but hey thats history! so i may have to re-read this a few times but really great job you wrote this all yourself really well done :D

dvogel: Well thanks

It is a coincidence though with the 17 :) Now you can see that Belgium is a real country with a very active history of suppression and how kings in Europe acted like it all is a game. I still can't understanf why people cheer royalty after all they have done to us.

bluesbaby5050: Because they are (some of them are)...............

They are Plain Ignorant, and Blind to the Truth about the Royalty being of male, and female alien Reptilian Hybrids.

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