Duchy of Burgundy
Duché de Bourgogne
Ducatus Burgundiae
Timeline: Principia Moderni IV (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Duchy of Burgundy
. 1363 - 1464 Ancient Flag of Burgundy
Ancient Flag of Burgundy.svg Arms of the Duke of Burgundy since 1430.svg
Coat of arms
PMIV Burgundy 1445.jpeg
Location of Burgundy in Burgundy, vassals in red.
(and largest city)
Official languages French, Dutch, Latin
Religion Roman Catholic
Demonym French
Government Feudal Monarchy
 -  Duke Charles I
Legislature Estates General
 -  Philip II 1363-1406 
 -  John I 1406-1421 
 -  Philip III 1421-1450 
 -  Charles I 1450- 
Currency Livre

The Duchy of Burgundy, also known as the Crown of Burgundy, is a state in Western Europe.


15th Century

At the dawn of the 1400s, the Duchy of Burgundy was ruled by Duke Philip II, given the duchy by he relative the king of France. With sea access allowed through Flanders, inherited through marriage in 1384, a new interest in naval affairs came to be. Philip II sponsored the construction of new merchant ships, and new warships to patrol Burgundian waters.

In response to Hesses tolerance of German pagans, Burgundy would join the hessian crusade in 1404, and as a reward, the Papacy would recognize Philip II as the heir to the duchies of Brabant and Limburg. Those territories would be inherited when Joanna of Brabant would pass away in 1406.



Province Capital Incorporation Coat of Arms Location
Duchy of Burgundy Dijon 1363 Arms of the Duke of Burgundy (1364-1404)
Count Palatinate of Burgundy Dole 1384 Nassau Arms
County of Flanders Bruges 1384 Arms of Flanders
County of Artois Atrecht 1384 Artois Arms
County of Rethel Rethel 1384 Armoiries Rethel 3 rateaux
Duchy of Brabant Brussels 1406 Royal Arms of Belgium
Duchy of Limburg Limburg 1406 Modern Arms of Limburg
County of Nevers Nevers 1406 Blason département fr Nièvre
County of Holland The Hague 1418 Counts of Holland Arms
County of Zeeland Middelburg 1418 Coat of arms of Zeeland
County of Hainaut Mons 1418 Hainaut Modern Arms
County of Frisia Leuuwarden 1418 Friesland (kleine wapen)
Lordship of Utrecht Utrecht 1418 Coat of arms of Utrecht city
County of Namur Namur 1429 Arms of Namur
Duchy of Geulders Geldern 1449 Guelders-Jülich Arms
County of Champagne Troyes 1464 Blason région fr Champagne-Ardenne
County of Boulogne Boulogne 1464 Blason Courtenay
County of Ponthieu Abbeville 1464
County of Amiens Amiens 1464
County of Vermandois Saint-Quentin 1464

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