The Privy Council or Secret Council (Dutch : Geheime Raad, French : Conseil Privé) in Brussels was one of the three "collateral councils" (along with the Council of Finance and Council of State) that together formed the highest government institutions of the Habsburg Netherlands. It was particularly charged with legal and administrative questions.
The Council was founded on 1 October 1531 by Emperor Charles V.He prescribed a president, eight councillors, and a secretary.
Philip V of Spain abolished the council in 1702, but it was later restored by the archduchess-governess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen and finally abolished by the Brabant Revolution.
The table of years in literature is a tabular display of all years in literature for overview and quick navigation to any year.
The table of years in poetry is a compact directory of all "years in poetry" pages—decades and centuries prior to 1500.
Jean Grusset dict Richardot, knight was a statesman and diplomat from the Franche-Comté, who held high political office during the Dutch Revolt and played an important role in restoring Habsburg rule in the Southern Netherlands.
Engelbert Maes (1545–1630), was chief-president of the Brussels Privy Council and Council of State from 1614 to 1630, making him a central figure in the government of the Habsburg Netherlands for sixteen years.
Events of 1531 in the Habsburg Netherlands and Prince-bishopric of Liège.
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