Count of Hainaut

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The virtually independent county of Hainaut emerged from chaotic conditions at the end of the 9th century as a semi-independent state, at first a vassal of the crown of Lotharingia. The counts of Hainaut have had an historical connection to the counts of Flanders and Holland, to whom they had strong family ties. Throughout its history, the county of Hainaut formed a personal union with other states:

With the murder of Jacqueline of Hainaut and Holland in 1436, her estates were acquired by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.

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Previous rulers of Hainaut

House of Flanders

House of Avesnes

House of Bavaria

There was a war of succession between John and Jacqueline. This war was won by Philip the Good of Burgundy, who had inherited John's claims on the duchy. Philip was a nephew of William VI, who had married a daughter of Philip the Bold of Burgundy. In 1432 he forced Jacqueline to abdicate from Hainaut and Holland on his behalf.

See also

pt:Condado de Hainaut

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