Ravenstein, Netherlands

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Lordship of Ravenstein
Heerlijkheid Ravenstein (nl)
Freiherrschaft Ravenstein (de)
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Ravenstein
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Castle and town founded 1358
 •  Established 1368
 •  Gained city rights 1380
 •  Annexed by Cleves 1528
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Brabant Duchy of Brabant
Duchy of Cleves Image missing
Ravenstein, windmill: windmolen de Nijverheid

Ravenstein (population: 8,466) is a city and a former municipality in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The former municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² (of which 0.96 km² water). In 2003 it was incorporated into the city of Oss.

Ravenstein also included the following towns, villages and townships: Demen, Dennenburg, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon, Overlangel. There is also a primary school called 'Ravenstein', in Flushing.

Ravenstein received city rights in 1380.


Ravenstein lies directly to the A50, the highway from Eindhoven to Nijmegen. Close is Paalgraven junction, where the A59 divericates to 's-Hertogenbosch (25 km) and the A2 (20 km), the main road from north to south in the Netherlands.

History of the Lordship of Ravenstein[edit]

In 1397, Duke Adolph I of Cleves became Lord of Ravenstein.

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Coordinates: 51°47′49.28″N 5°39′5.68″E / 51.7970222°N 5.6515778°E / 51.7970222; 5.6515778