See also: Holland (homonymy)
Included in the Lotharingie of 843 (treaty of Verdun) to 925 (annexation by the Saint Worsens)
- an old county of the Saint Germanic Roman Empire, from 925 to 1430, to note that the county is at least autonomous as of the end of X° century,
- a province of the Burgundian Netherlands, of 1430 (heritage forced of Jacqueline of Bavaria to the profit of Philippe the Good) at 1482,
- a province of the Spanish Netherlands, end of the XV° century (1504?) at 1548 (independence of the current Netherlands)
- the principal province of the United Provinces (1579 - 1795).
The name Holland is often used to indicate the Netherlands. Although officially incorrect, the Netherlanders themselves use this term in an abusive way to indicate their country.
The name Holland comes from holt Land (“wooded ground”).
The province was the cultural, economic heart and policy of the United Provinces. The most important cities were located there such Amsterdam (the capital), Rotterdam, Leyde (Leiden), $the Hague (Den Haag) (seat of the government), Delft and Haarlem. Large ports of the province of Holland, the Dutch merchants traversed all Europe and the European merchants gathered in the commercial firms of Amsterdam. Thus, the majority of Europeans heard of the United Provinces like “Holland” rather than “Republic of the seven plain provinces”. This tradition perdure.
At the time of the French occupation, the United Provinces were joined together under the Batavian République of 1795 with 1806, then under the Royaume of Holland of 1806 with 1810 before being entirely annexed to the French Empire of 1810 with 1813.
- Dutch ministry of the foreign affairs, history of the Netherlands
- Memo, history of the Netherlands
- List of the counts de Hollande
- List of the large-boarders
Simple: Holland Zh-min-nan: Ho-lân (tē-tài)
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