Nederland (historiske land)

The Burgundian Netherlands started to unite the Seventeen Provinces under the rule of Philip III (1419-1467) and was completed in 1549 under Charles V (1506-1555) of Habsburg Netherlands, later held by the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs from 1556, known as the Spanish Netherlands from that time on. In 1581, in the midst of the Dutch Revolt, the Seven United Provinces seceded from the rest of this territory to form the Dutch Republic. The remaining Spanish Southern Netherlands became the Austrian Netherlands in 1714, after Austrian acquisition under the Treaty of Rastatt. Habsburg rule ended with the annexation by the revolutionary French First Republic in 1795.