Category:House of Ligne

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The House of Ligne is one of oldest and the most prestigious Belgian noble families. It goes back to the 11th century and owes its name at the village in which it is originating, between Ath and Tournai. The lords of Ligne belong to the entourage of the count de Hainaut at the time of the crusades. With the battle of Bouvines in 1214, they are described like "great name and men of honour" by the chroniclers of the time.

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