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Kingdom of Lotharingia
Koningryk Lotharingen
Flag Brabant-Lotharingia V1.2 Duchy of Brabant Coat of arms(unofficial)
Flag Coat of Arms
Map Lotharingen Circa 1500
Location of Kingdom of Lotharingia

Motto
Werre di (Belgisch)
("Defend Thy")

Anthem "Eens meiens vroe"
Capital
(and largest city)
Aachen
Other cities Malines, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Luitig, Gulik
Language Belgisch, Langues d'oïl, Frisian, Low Saxon
Religion Roman Catholicism, Hussites, Moderate Hussites
Legislature Senatus Regus Lotharri
King
  Royal house: House of Reginar-Luxembourg
Established 855
Independence from Francia
  declared 855
Currency Carolus Pond

The Kingdom of Lotharingia (Lotharingian: Koningryk Lotharingen), also known simply as Lotharingia, is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy located in Western Europe, predominated centered in the northwestern Lowlands region. The Lotharingian identity was only recently established following the Succession War of Limbourg, where Duke John I of Brabant together with Loon and Berg, and several other regional allies, were able to defeat the Electorate of Cologne and her allies.

Following the extensive political efforts of the Brabantine dukes, John II and John III, the ruling family of the state were able to enforce their title as Duke of Lotharingia over a time of several years. Eventually, they would successfully push for and acquire the promotion of their title to that of an Archduchy by Papal decree in 1318.

History

In 959, the East Frankish king Otto I of Germany elevated Count Godfrey of Jülich to the rank of duke of Lower Lorraine. In 962, the duchy became an integral part of the Holy Roman Empire, where Godfrey's successors of the ducal Ardennes-Verdun dynasty also ruled over the Gau of Brabant. Here, the counts of Leuven rose to power, when about the year 1000 Count Lambert I the Bearded married Gerberga, the daughter of Duke Charles of Lower Lorraine, and acquired the County of Brussels. About 1024 southernmost Brabant fell to Count Reginar V of Mons (Bergen, later Hainaut), and Imperial lands up to the Schelde river in the west came under the rule of the French Counts Baldwin V of Flanders by 1059. Upon the death of Count Palatine Herman II of Lotharingia in 1085, Emperor Henry IV assigned his fief between the Dender and Zenne rivers as the Landgraviate of Brabant to Count Henry III of Leuven and Brussels.

About one hundred years later, in 1183/1184, Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa formally established the Duchy of Brabant and created the hereditary title of Duke of Brabant in favour of Henry I of Brabant, son of Count Godfrey III of Leuven. Although the original county was still quite small - and limited to the territory between the Dender and Zenne rivers, situated to the west of Brussels - from the 13th century onwards its name came to apply to the entire territory under control of the dukes.

In 1190, after the death of Godfrey III, Henry I also became Duke of Lower Lotharingia. By that time the title had lost most of its territorial authority. According to protocol, all his successors were thereafter called Dukes of Brabant and Lower Lotharingia (often called Duke of Lothier).

After the Battle of Worringen in 1288, the dukes of Brabant also acquired the Duchy of Limburg and the lands of Overmaas (trans-Meuse).

Lotharingian Unification

After the death of John I of Brabant, son John II of Brabant decided that he would again pursue the policy of Lotharingification. This was the policy of reunifying all the lands that once used to belong to the Duchy of Lotharingia. This process was started in 1295 when John II bought the rights for the small lordship of Myerebeke and then in 1299 continued with Duke John II claiming the vacant throne of Zeeland and Holland.

Council of Heyst

On the 21st of March 1312 the Duke of Brabant and Limburg, Count of Holland, Zeeland, Dalhem and Aalst signed the Charter of Heyst. This Charter with its rights and local representation is often referred to as a Constitution, Some calling it the "Heyst Constitution". This is even the first charter to give estates the right to participate and make democratic decisions. and two new states joining this Union shortly after in 1314 but with more autonomy these states being the County of Loon and Hainaut. These two states still having their own Monarchy and city rights, and even over their local disputes even if anyone can request higher trial without delay. Although for these two states the trial follows local law and not Council adopted law.

Imperial Conflict

Creation of the kingdom

Union of Aachen

Age of Collonisation

Lotharingian Realm "Union of Aachen"

A list showing the royal lands of the Union of Aachen.

Lotharingian Realm
Title Name Coat of Arms Admission Date
Duchy Brabant Duchy of Brabant Coat of arms(unofficial) Founder of Realm
Duchy Limbourg Modern Arms of Limburg 1288 AD
County Dalhem Modern Arms of Limburg 1288 AD
Lordship Hertogenrade Modern Arms of Limburg 1288 AD
Lordship Myerebeke Coat of Arms Myrebeke V1 1295 AD
County Zeeland Coat of arms of Zeeland 1299 AD
County Holland Counts of Holland Arms 1299 AD
County Loon Loon Arms 1314 AD
County Hainault Hainaut Modern Arms 1314 AD
Duchy Overmaas Arms of Flanders 1329 AD
Lordship Tournaissis Arms of Flanders 1338 AD
County Namur Arms of Namur 1338 AD
Duchy Fryslan Friesland (kleine wapen) 1342 AD
Duchy Mossele Blason Lorraine 1357 AD
county Flanders Arms of Flanders 1423
Region Artesien Coat of arms Artois V1 MDM 1423

Rulers of Brabant

Archduke and later on Kings of Lothier

Brabantine Realm
Title Name Picture Children Reign

Duke of Brabant

Archduke of Lothier

John I Duke John “The Victorious”

John II, John of Mallines, Margheretha of Brabant, Maria of Brabant

12XX — 1294

Duke of Brabant

Archduke of Lothier

John II No picture yet

John III of Brabant, Cate of Brabant, Hendrik of Brabant

1294 — 1312
Regent of Brabant

John 

No picture yet Unkown 1312 — 1316

Duke of Brabant

Archduke of Lothier

John III No picture yet Caroline of Brabant 1316 — 1345

Count of Luxembourg

Archduke of Lothier

John IV John of Luxemburg Karl of Lothiers and Luxembourg 1345 — 1353

Duke of Brabant

King of Lothier

Charles No picture yet Feinsan of Reginarid 1353 — 1378

King of Lothiers

Feinsan Emperor Feinsen (Merveilles du Monde Map game)

Godfrey Regnier, Henri Regnier

1378 — 1422

King of Lothiers

Godfried No picture yet

John Leonard Regnier

1422 — 1472

King of Lothiers

John (Leonard) V No picture yet

Juan Leonardo, Katelien, Alvin

1472 — 1511

King of Lothiers

John  VI No picture yet

Godfried, Hendrick, Elina

1511 — 1540

King of Lothiers

Godfried II Rich young ruler

None yet

1540 — Present
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