Kingdom of the Netherlands
This Kingdom was composed of the following southern provinces:
German Confederation 1815-1871
- The "Verenigd Koninkrijk van de Nederlanden" (United Kingdom of the Netherlands) was/is in fact a personal union of the following countries (with different heritage rules):
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands
- The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
- The Dutch colonies in America and Asia
- The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg was member of the German Confederation from 1815 until 1871 (?).
- See the map of the German Confederation.
- The black line represents the initial limits in 1815.
- You can see on the same map the extent of the Rheinprovinz, administrated by Prussia.
- List (incomplete) of soldiers belonging to the 7th (Dutch) Batallion Infantry of the Line in 1815 at Quatre-Bras and Waterloo; this unit was recruited and did have his garrison in Gent (East-Flanders) (now a re-enactement unit - site in Dutch and English)
- Treaty of Vienna (Adjustements 1814-1815) with inset of the Dutch-French border (UT Library Online)
- New map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1815) (www.napoleonseries.org)
"The purple mark indicates Ligny, the red mark Les Quatre Bras, the yellow mark Waterloo, the blue mark Bruxelles and the orange mark Amsterdam. The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, below right, did not become an integral part of the Kingdom; its border with the Netherlands is marked red. The orange areas in the south were ceded by France at the Second Peace of Paris in November 1815, after the Waterloo campaign"