County of Brabant

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County of Brabant
Graafschap Brabant (nl)
Comté de Brabant (fr)
State of the Holy Roman Empire


Coat of arms

The Duchy of Brabant around 1350
Capital Brussels
Government Feudal monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages, Renaissance
 -  Established 1085
 -  Disestablished 1183

The County of Brabant (1085–1183) is a small land area in the Netherlands. The County is located west of Brussels. When the Duchy of Brabant was formed in 1085/1086, the name Brabant was applied to the entire area under the control of the Dukes of Brabant, beginning in the 13th century.

Upon the death of Count Palatine Herman II of Lotharingia in 1085, Emperor Henry IV assigned his fief between the Dender and Zenne rivers as the Landgraviate of Brabant to Count Henry III of Leuven and Brussels.