Jan van der Burch (died 1595) was an office-holder in the Habsburg Netherlands.
Van der Burch was the son of Adrien van der Burch, president of the Council of Flanders. He himself became a member of the Council of Flanders, and on 10 November 1569 was appointed master of requests [ disambiguation needed ] to the Great Council of Mechelen. The Duke of Alva also appointed him a commissioner of the Council of Troubles, responsible for identifying fugitives who had participated in the early stages of the Dutch Revolt and sequestering their property. When the city of Mechelen fell to the rebels in 1572, van der Burch was imprisoned, his house plundered and his servants killed. He was released and restored to his position when Alva retook the city.
During the English Fury at Mechelen, in 1580, he was able to escape the city. On 12 December 1584 he was appointed president of the Great Council, then Councillor of State, and finally, on 16 June 1592, president of the Brussels Privy Council. He died in Brussels on 5 July 1595.
Mechelen is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper, some quarters at its outskirts, the hamlets of Nekkerspoel (adjacent) and Battel, as well as the villages of Walem, Heffen, Leest, Hombeek, and Muizen. The Dyle flows through the city, hence it is often referred to as the Dijlestad.
A Spanish Fury was one of a number of violent sackings of cities in the Low Countries mostly by Spanish Habsburg armies, that occurred in the years 1572–1579 during the Dutch Revolt. In some cases the sack did not follow the taking of a city. In others the sack was ordered, or at least not restrained, by Spanish commanders after the fall of a city.
The Diocese of Antwerp is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Belgium. The diocese was restored in 1961. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels. Its see is the Cathedral of Our Lady.
From the 15th century onwards, the Great Council of the Netherlands at Mechelen was the highest court in the Burgundian Netherlands. It was responsible for the Dutch-, French- and German-speaking areas. In Luxembourgish the phrase "mir ginn op Mechelen" still means playing one's last trump card. The Grote Raad first sat in the Schepenhuis in Mechelen then, from 1616, in the (old) palace of Margaretha of Austria on Keizerstraat.
Raphael Coxie, was a Flemish Renaissance painter mainly known for his portrait and history paintings.
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.
Henry Jaye was an English Catholic exile in the Southern Netherlands. He became printer to the city of Mechelen.
Remi Drieux, Latinized Remigius Driutius (1519–1594) was the first bishop of Leeuwarden and the second bishop of Bruges.
The Privy Council or Secret Council in Brussels was one of the three "collateral councils" that together formed the highest government institutions of the Habsburg Netherlands. It was particularly charged with legal and administrative questions.
Jean Alphonse, 1st Count de Coloma, was a Flemish noble lord of Spanish descent. He was a member of the Great Council of Mechelen, of the supreme council in Vienna, and president of the Brussels Privy Council.
Philippe-Guillaume de Steenhuys, 1st baron of Poederlee and lord of Flers, Heerle, Gierle, Moerbeke, etc., was an office-holder in the Spanish Netherlands who served on the Great Council of Mechelen, the Council of Flanders, and the Brussels Privy Council.
Guillaume-Albert de Grysperre, baron of Goyck and Libersart (1637–1725) was a Brabantine noble lord who was awarded the title of baron de Grysperre in 1691.
Mathias Lambrecht (1539–1602) was the third bishop of Bruges.
Guillaume de Grysperre (1543/4–1622) was a jurist who became a member of the Brussels Privy Council.
Filips Wielant (1441/2–1520) was a magistrate and legal theorist in the Burgundian Netherlands, and a participant in the Flemish revolts against Maximilian of Austria.
Engelbert van den Daele (1496–1556) was chancellor of Brabant, lord of Leefdael and Wilderen.
Guillaume de Pamele or Willem van Pamele (1528–1591) was a royal office-holder in the Habsburg Netherlands during the Dutch Revolt. He served as president of the Council of Flanders and of the Brussels Privy Council.
Adrien van der Burch (1501–1557) was an office-holder in the Habsburg Netherlands.
Lambert van der Burch (1542–1617) was a clergyman and historian from the Habsburg Netherlands.
Jean de Glymes de Berghes or Jan van Bergen, Lord of Waterdijk, was an officeholder in the Habsburg Netherlands.
Jean de Glymes
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Igram van Achelen
Willem van Pamele
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