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Grobbendonk
Location in Belgium
Location of Grobbendonk in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°12′N04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717 Coordinates: 51°12′N04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
  MayorMarianne Verhaert (GiB)
  Governing party/iesGib (local Open VLD), N-VA
Area
  Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total11,123
  Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2280, 2288
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.grobbendonk.be

Grobbendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣrɔbə(n)dɔŋk] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Dutch : Antwerpen). The municipality comprises the towns of Bouwel and Grobbendonk proper. In 2021, Grobbendonk had a total population of 11,249. The total area is 28.36 km². [2]

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The official flag of Grobbendonk was adopted in 1989. In terms of heraldry, the flag is quartered, I and IV argent, three hills vert, a bird sable (specifically a raven), II and III gules three fleur-de-lis argent.

Lord of Grobbendonk

The house of Ursel is still lord of Grobbendonk, owner of the Heerlijkheid.

The heerlijkheid was in 1545 property of Erasmus II Schetz, the first Baron was his grandson Antonie II Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonck. The next generations were created Count of Grobbendonk, amongst these descendant duke of Ursel who was hereditary Count of Grobbendonk.

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Anthonie II Schetz

AnthonieSchetz, was a military commander in Spanish service during the Eighty Years' War. He was baron of Grobbendonk, lord of Tilburg and Goirle, Pulle and Pulderbos, and Wezemaal. He was the military governor of 's-Hertogenbosch until the town was lost to the Dutch in 1629, captain of a cavalry regiment, and a knight of the order of Santiago.

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Lord of Grobbendonk

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Schetz German Noble House

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Gaspard II Schetz

Gaspar Schetz (1513–1580), Lord of Grobbendonk, Hereditary Marshal of Brabant was a financier and statesman in the Habsburg Netherlands. For reasons that are unknown he was nicknamed "Corvinus".

Lancelot II of Ursel

Ladislaus / Lanseloet', sometimes Lanschot van Ursele or Lancelot II of Ursel (1499-1573), Knight, was Mayor of Antwerp.

Erasmus II Schetz

Erasmus II Schetz sometimes Scets died 1550 was a Flemish nobleman.

References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 13010". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.