Mary of Burgundy

1457 - 1482

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Mary of Burgundy (French: Marie de Bourgogne; Dutch: Maria van Bourgondië; 13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482), nicknamed the Rich, was the ruler of a collection of states (also known collectively as Burgundian territories, Burgundian State or the States of Burgundy) that included the duchies of Burgundy (which was reconquered by the Kingdom of France shortly after Charles the Bold's death), Limburg, Brabant, Luxembourg, the counties of Namur, Holland, Hainaut and other territories, from 1477 until her death in a riding accident at the age of 25.As the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon, she inherited the Burgundian lands at the age of 19 upon the death of her father in the Battle of Nancy on 5 January 1477. In order to counter the appetite of the French king Louis XI for her lands, she married Maximilian of Habsburg, who became Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I long after her death. The marriage kept large parts of the Burgundian lands from disintegration, but also a change of dynasty from the Valois to the Habsburg (the Duchy of Burgundy itself became a French possession). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary of Burgundy has received more than 1,220,683 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Mary of Burgundy is the 457th most popular politician (up from 575th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 20th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Politician.

Mary of Burgundy was the daughter of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret of York. She was married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. Mary is most famous for being the last ruler of the Burgundian Netherlands.

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Among politicians, Mary of Burgundy ranks 457 out of 15,577Before her are Hongwu Emperor, Otho, Merneptah, Babur, Alfred Rosenberg, and Ögedei Khan. After her are Osman III, Radovan Karadžić, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Augustus II the Strong, Georges Pompidou, and Lothair I.

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Among people born in 1457, Mary of Burgundy ranks 2Before her is Henry VII of England. After her are Filippino Lippi, Seongjong of Joseon, Beatrice of Naples, Jacob Obrecht, Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria, and Peter Martyr d'Anghiera. Among people deceased in 1482, Mary of Burgundy ranks 1After her are Margaret of Anjou, Hugo van der Goes, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Luca della Robbia, Federico da Montefeltro, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, Gedik Ahmed Pasha, William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Giovanni di Paolo, and Louis of Cyprus.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Mary of Burgundy ranks 17 out of 1,019Before her are Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Philip I of Castile (1478), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), and Albert II of Belgium (1934). After her are Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Georges Simenon (1903), and Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Mary of Burgundy ranks 7Before her are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Philip I of Castile (1478), and Albert II of Belgium (1934). After her are Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), and Mary of Hungary (1505).