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First posted on September 25th 2011







This page deals with the Duchy of Limburg (until 1795), not with the later Dutch respectively Belgian provinces by that name.

Territorial History . The County of Limburg was founded in the 11th century. From 1128 onward, the rulers of Limburg used the title Duke of Limburg. In 1289 the Duchy of Limburg fell to the Duke of Brabant. In 1406 Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy purchased Limburg; in 1430 Brabant also fell to Burgundy. Limburg ruled other adjacent Brabant possessions, the Land of Valkenburg, the County Dalhem and the Land of 's-Hertogenrade, which were combined to form the Land van Overmaas. In 1495 the Burgundian Netherlands fell to the Habsburg Dynasty. In 1556 the Habsburg Netherlands fell to Spain. During the Dutch Revolt, Spain held on to Limburg and the Landen van Overmaas; since 1632 the nearby city of Maastricht was held by the Dutch Republic. In 1661 part of the Landen van Overmaas (County Dalhem, Land van 's-Hertogenrade) were ceded to the Dutch Republic; Limburg (with the bulk of the Landen van Overmaas) remained part of the Spanish Netherlands until 1713, when it became part of the Austrian Netherlands. In 1795, the Duchy of Limburg and the Landen van Overmaas were annexed by France.
The historic territory of Limburg (with Landen van Overmaas) presently is divided between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (NRW). Within Belgium, the historic territory of the Duchy of Limburg (with Landen van Overmaas) is divided among the provinces Limburg (Region Flanders) and Liege (Wallonia).

Terminology . In 1473 the regional assemblies of Limburg and the Landen van Overmaas merged to form the Staten van Limburg en Overmaas. In publicationd of the 18th century, frequently the name 'Limburg' is applied for the cmbined territory.

Administrative History . The Duchy of Limburg was divided in the bans Montzen, Baelen, Walhorn, Herve and Sprimont. The Landen van Overmaas consisted of the Land van Valkenburg (bans Meerssen, Klimmen, Beek, Heerlen and barony Eijsden), the County Dalhem (bans Cheratte, Trembleur, Voeren, Aubel, Olne, Dalhem, Cadier, Oost) and the Land van 's-Hertogenrade.

Church History . The Duchy of Limburg was part of the Diocese of Liege. By the time the Dutch Republic took control of territory of the Landen van Overmaas, the Counterreformation had ensured that the local population was staunchly Catholic. The Dutch military administration decreed that existing churches were to be used for both Catholic and Calvinist services (simultaankerken).

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's-Hertogenrade
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German

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Herve
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French

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pays d'Outremeuse
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WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles modern Article : Hertogdom Limburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Herzogtum Limburg, from Wikipedia German edition
Article : Duchy of Limburg, from Wikipedia
Article : Duche de Limbourg, from Wikipedia French edition
Article : Hertogdom Limburg, from GenWiki, in Dutch
historical
Links, on History Categorie : Hertogdom Limburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Kategorie : Herzogtum Limburg, from Wikipedia German edition
Organizations Institutions Steunpunt Archeologie en Monumentenzorg Limburg
Organisations of Professionals
or Institutions
Societies Links Heemkundeverenigingen, from Steunpunt Archeologie en Monumentenzorg Limburg, list
Duchy of Limburg Limburgs Geschied- en Oudheidkundig Genootschap
Regional Historische Kring Land van Valkenburg
Land van Rode Heemkundig Genootschap
Local Historische Kring Cadier
Federatie Historie Sittard-Geleen-Born
Stichting Vestingstad Valkenburg
Societe d'Histoire et d'Archeologie du Plateau de Herve
Genealogy Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging, Afdeling Zuid-Limburg
Historical Dictionaries KGV (Kerkrade Gisteren en Vandaag) Dutch-language local online encyclopedia
P. Vandermaelen, Dictionnaire ge?ographique du Limbourg (1835) 1978, in French, IA
Timelines Historische Chronologie, from Trois Frontieres - Drie Grensen
Accounts of History General, Modern Article : Hertogdom Limburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Herzogtum Limburg, from Wikipedia German edition
Article : Duchy of Limburg, from Wikipedia
Article : Duche de Limbourg, from Wikipedia French edition
Canon van Limburg (on the History of the territory of the modern Dutch province), in Dutch
General, Historical S.P. Ernst, Histoire du Limbourg: suivie de celle des comtés de Daelhem et de Fauquemont, des annales de l'abbaye de Rolduc, vol.1 1837, vol.2 1838, vol.3 1839, vol.5 1840, vol.6 1847, in French, GB
M. de Lagarde, Histoire du Duche de Limbourg, 1848, in French, GB
H.H. Brouwers, Academisch Proefschrift over den staatsregtelijken toestand van Limburg in betrekking tot den duitschen Bond ter verrijging van den graad van Doctor in de beide Regten 1857, in Dutch, GB
E. Slanghen, Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis van het tegenwoordige hertogdom Limburg , 1865, in Dutch, GB
J.J. Habets, Chronijk der landen van Overmaas en aangrenzende gewesten, 1870, in Dutch, GB
Specific Periods 11e eeuw : Hertogdom Limburg, from Bert's geschiedenissite, in Dutch
Administration Institutions Article : Staten van Limburg en de Landen van Overmaas , from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Valkenburgse drossaarden in de periode 1482-1672, from Stichting Vestingstad Valkenburg
Law A.M.J.A. Berkvens, Limburgse Rechtsgeschiedenis : Overkwartier van Gelre, 2011, in Dutch
Military Valkenburg Vestingstad, from Cultuur Tourisme Valkenburg, in Dutch
Artikelen over Vestingstad Valkenburg, from Stichting Vestingstad Valkenburg , links, in Dutch
Economy & Finances C. Wijnen, De lakennijverheid in de Staatse landen van Overmaas aan het einde van de achttiende eeuw in Dutch
Article : steenkool, in KGV, in Dutch
Valkenburg Mergelstad, from Cultuur Tourisme Valkenburg, in Dutch
L'Histoire du Fromage de Herve
Social History J.W. Swaen, De Bokkenrijders in de landen van Overmaas 1730-1774, in Dutch
Ethnography Article : De Voerstreek, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Religion general P.P. Simons, Het godsdienstige leven in Staats-Zuid-Limburg in de 17e en 18e eeuw
Simultaankerken, from Canon van Limburg
Catholic Article : Abdij Rolduc, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Rolduc, from KGV, in Dutch
Article : Kerkgeschiedenis van Heerlen, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Geschichte der Klosterkirche Eupen, from Pfarrverband Eupen-Kettenis, in German
Protestant
Judaism
History of Regions Fragments Article : Staats-Overmaas, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
A little bit of history, from Pays de Herve
Article : Pays de Herve, from Wikipedia French edition
administrative divisions Article : Landen van Overmaas, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Landen van Overmaas, from GenWiki, in Dutch
Article : Pays d'Outremeuse, from Wikipedia French edition
Article : Land van Valkenburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Land van 's-Hertogenrade, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Land van 's-Hertogenrade, from GenWiki, in Dutch
Article : Land van Rode, from KGV, in Dutch
Article : Graafschap Dalhem, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Article : Comte de Dalhem, from Wikipedia French edition
predecessors
other
Local History Eupen Article : Eupen : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Heerlen Article : Geschiedenis van Heerlen, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Herve Abrege d'Histoire de Herve, from Ville de Herve, in French
Herzogenrath Article : Herzogenrath : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Article : Herzogenrath : Geschichte und Verwaltungsgeschichte , from GenWiki, in German
Kerkrade De geschiedenis van Kerkrade, from Gemeente Kerkrade, in Dutch
Article : Kerkrade : Geschiedenis, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Sittard Korte Schets van Sittard, from Historie Sittard, in Dutch
Article : Sittard : Geschiedenis, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Valkenburg Historie Valkenburg, from Stichting Vestingstad Valkenburg
Article : Valkenburg (Limburg) : Geschiedenis, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Other R. Palmans, Wortels in het verleden 1986-1998
Institutions
Culture
Biographies electronic
scans of print editions
Others

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen
Lists of Bishops
Documents Historical Newspapers
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
General, entries on G. J.Ch. Poncelin de la Roche Tilhac, Etat des Cours de l'Europe et des Provinces de France pour l'annee ... : Gueldre vol.1 MDCCCLXXXIV 1783 p.254, vol.2 MDCCCLXXXV, 1785, p.285, in French, GB
Image Databanks supraregional Geheugen van Nederland
provincial
local
Armorial
Archival Deposits outside of L.,
with reference to L.
Search Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, for Limburg; site in Dutch
Beredeneerde inventaris der oorkonden en bescheiden van de abdij Kloosterrade en van de adellijke vrouwenkloosters Marienthal en Sinnich 1869, IA
in L.
covering several archives
in L.
of specific archives
Inventaris van het archief van de schepenbank Heerlen, 1479-1796, posted by Wim Ubachs
Laws Placcaetboeken
Costumen
Ordonnantien
Reglementen
Treaties
Document Collections Surveys I.R. Savonarola, Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus, hoc est auctorum fere omnium qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae et Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus, oppidis... qualibet lingua scripserunt , vol.2, 1713, GB ; Limburgensis Ducatus p.107
N.L. Dufresnoy, Methode pour etudier l'histoire: avec un catalogue des principaux historiens, & des remarques sur la bonté de leurs ouvrages, & sur le choix des meilleures editions : Comte de Namur, Duchez de Luxembourg & Limbourg, p.416 in vol.3, 1729, in French, GB
Sources et archives dans les anciens Duche de Limbourg & Comte de Dalhem, in French
Regelgeving in de Nederlanden, click : Bronnen, Limburg
Chronicles Annales Rodenses, n.d., GB
Cartularia Codex Diplomaticus Dalemensis, 1839, GB
Oorkonden van de abdij Kloosterrade 1108-1381 introduced on historici.nl
Archive Publications
Other Le livre de feudataires de Jean III, duc de Brabant, 1865, IA
Individual Documents Manifeste du Duché de Limbourg et Pays d'Outre-Meuse: Publié le 24 Juin 1790 in French, GB
Historical Maps Issuing Institutions Nationaal Geografisch Instituut, België : Historische Kaarten
Kadaster Geo-Informatie : Topografische Dienst Nederland, in Dutch
Topographisches Informationsamt NRW, in German
Collections Kaarten, from Voorouders Limburg (links)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België : Verzamelingen van de afdeling Kaarten en Plannen
Atlasses Atlas portatif de la Flandre, Brabant, Artois, Hainaut, Namur, Limbourg, Liège et des environs , n.d., 18th century, GB
Modern, entire County Map : Hertogdom Limburg & Landen van Overmaas, from Ons Verleden
Map : Duche de Limbourg, from Wikipedia
Contemporary, entire County Hertogdom Limburg 1604, from GenWiki.nl
Herzogtum Limburg 1635, from Wikipedia
Homann 1739 : Dutch Limburg, Austrian Limburg, from Landkarten sammeln
Modern, Detail Duchy of Limburg 1789, by T. Hoeckmann
Staats-Overmaas tot 1785, Staats-Overmaas na 1785, from Wikipedia
Comte de Dalhem, XVe siecle, from Wikipedia
Contemporary, Detail Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique : Les cartes de Ferraris, 1777
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General
Religious De Klassis van Maastricht en de Landen van Overmaas, pp.98-125 in vol.1 of W.A. Bachiene, Kerkelyke geographie der Vereenigde Nederlanden, 1768, in Dutch, GB
De Conventu Sittardensi pp.374-384 in B. de Jonghe, Belgium Dominicanum, 1719, in Latin, GB
Economic Limbourg, pp.123-127 in vol.1 of Demeunier, Economie politique et diplomatique (Encyclopedie Methodique vol.3), 1788, in French, GB
Political Lemburgi pp.313-314 in C. Borello, De regis catholici praestantia eius regalibus iuribus [et] praerogatiuis commentarii, 1611, in Latin, GB
Limburg, pp.170-175 in J. Wagenaar, Hedendaagsche historie of tegenwoordige staat der Oostenryksche, Fransche en Pruissische Nederlanden, 1738, in Dutch, GB
Du Limbourg Hollandois, ou du pays d'Outremeuse, pp.272-297 in F.M. Janiçon, État présent de la république des Provinces-unies, et des païs qui en dependent, 1739, in French, GB
Tegenwoordige Staat van het Staats Land van Overmaaze, pp.373-412 in vol.2 of Tegenwoordige Staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden, 1740, in Dutch, GB
United Provinces : The Generalite Lands : that Part of the Duchy of Limburg belonging to the States, pp.27-28, Austrian Netherlands : the Austrian Part of the Duchy of Limburg, pp.48-49 in vol.6 of T.G. Smollett, The present state of all nations, 1769, GB
Geographical Duche de Limbourg, pp.119-121 in Nouvelle description des Pays-Bas 1669, in French, GB
Limbourg, p.598 in C. Maty, Dictionnaire geographique universel, 1701, in French, GB
Van 't Hertogdom Limburg, pp.132-133 in vol.1 of A.P. de la Croix, Algemeene weereld-beschryving, 1705, in Dutch, GB
Le Duche de Limbourg, pp.200-215 in vol.1 of J.B. Christyn, Les Delices des Pais-Bas, 1711, in French, GB
Limburg Ducatus, pp.136-137 in C. Cellarius, Geographia nova, sive hodiernam terrarum orbis faciem clarissime illustrans 1716, in Latin, GB
Le Duche de Limbourg, pp.120-122 in L.D. de Longuerue, Description historique et géographique de la France ancienne et moderne 1722, in French, GB
Le Duche de Limbourg, p.357 in A. du Bois, La Geographie moderne, naturelle historique & politique, 1736, in French, GB
Limbourg, p.316 in Vosgien, Dictionnaire géographique portatif, 1749, in French, GB
Le Duche de Liumbourg, pp.198-201 in vol.2 of J.J. Vaissete, Géographie historique ecclesiastique et civile, 1756, in French, GB
Limbourg, pp.395-396 in Vosgien, Dictionnaire géographique-portatif 1770, in French, GB
Limbourg, p.520 in vol.1 of Vosgien, Dictionnaire géographique portatif, 1778, in French, GB
Staats-Limburg, pp.981-1094 in vol.5 of W.A. Bachiene, Vaderlandsche geographie, of Nieuwe tegenwoordige staat en hedendaagsche historie der Nederlanden, 1791, in Dutch, GB
Historical C. von Schmidt-Phiseldek, Repertorium der Geschichte und Staatsverfassung von Teutschland, in German, GB : Limburg 1273-1378, p.84, 1790, 1378-1440, 1790, no entry, 1440-1493 1791, no entry 1493-1519 1791, no entry, 1558-1564 1792, no entry, 1564-1576 1793, no entry, 1576-1597 L-Z, 1794, no entry
Limburg, p.423 in vol.3 pt.2 of J.S. Pütter, Vollständigeres Handbuch der Teutschen Reichshistorie, Neueste Geschichte von Ferdinands des III. Tode bis 1761, 1761, in German, GB
Parliamentary Debates
Postal Routes Europe Livre des Postes d'Europe 1788, in French, GB
H.A.O. Reichard, Guide des voyageurs en Europe vol.1 1793, in French, GB
Tour Guides
Travelogues
Institutions Archives Lists Archieven in Limburg from Archieven in Nederland
State Archives Staatsarchiv Eupen
Archives d'Etat a Liege
Archives d'Etat a Hasselt
District Archives Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg
Municipal Archives Stadsarchief Gemeente Sittard-Geleen
Stadsarchief Heerlen
Gemeentearchief Valkenburg aan de Geul
Gemeentearchief Kerkrade
Musea Lists, Links Lijst van musea in Nederland : Limburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Musea in Limburg, from B9, in Dutch
Musea Museum Websites Museum Land van Valkenburg
Monuments General Categorie : Lijsten van Rijksmonumenten in Limburg, from Wikipedia Durch edition
Churches Lijst van kerkgebouwen in Nederland : Limburg, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Castles Lijst van kastelen in Limburg (Nederland), from Wikipedia Dutch edition; Nederlandse Middeleeuwse Kastelen : Limburg
Liste des chateaux belges par region : Liege, Limbourg, from Wikipedia French edition
Windmills, Water Mills Lijst van windmolens in Limburg (Nederland), from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Lijst van watergedreven molens in Limburg (Nederland; Limburg (Nederland), from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Libraries Provinciale Bibliotheek Limburg
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Coat of Arms : Duchy of Limburg, from Wikipedia
Coins P.O. van der Chijs, De munten der voormalige hertogdommen Braband en Limburg, 1851, in Dutch, GB
P.O. vam der Chijs, De munten der leenen van de voormalige hertogdommen Braband en Limburg 1862, in Dutch, GB

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Bibliographies general Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis
on L. Fondslijst Maaslandse Monografiën
Bibliographie duché de Limbourg - comté de Dalhem, Limbourg, duche de
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; e-corpus
Biblioo.nl - de Online Bibliotheek - Geschiedenis
Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Digitization
Digitized Books : Dutch History Sources, from Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht
Digitale Landesbibliothek NRW : Kulturerbe Digital
on Limburg Provinciale Bibliothek Limburg, Digitale Bibliotheek, Historisch Informatiepunt Limburg
Thesis Servers Narcis (server for theses from the Netherlands)
Bibliotheek Dissertaties University of Groningen; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Dissertations Online; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Dissertaties en Reden; Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, Digitale Bestanden - Geschiedenis; Leiden University, Dissertations Online
Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis, has dissertations 2005, 2006
Online Journals full text online
Table of Contents
Online
Land van Herle
Zeitschriftenmagazin : Zeitschrift des Eupener Geschichtsvereins (Bulletin de la Societe Eupenoise d'Historique) 1951-1956, posted by S. Jenks
Introduction & Contact Land van Herle (Heerlen - Oost Limburg)
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Document Edition
Historical Dictionaries