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Mary of Burgundy - Heiress of Burgundy, The Great Privilege, Marriage, Death and Legacy, Children

Duchess of Burgundy from 1477, the daughter of Charles the Bold. She married Maximilian I Habsburg of Austria in 1477. Her father's defeat by France in 1477 had lost much territory and encouraged the Flemish towns to revolt, after which the States-General meeting in Ghent forced her to grant the ‘Great Privilege’. She died from a fall from her horse while hunting.

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