During the 12th century, the county of Flanders reached the height of its power. After that time, the counts had to defend their independence against the French kings who succeeded in conquering the southern parts of their Flemish-speaking neighbors (with cities such as Atrecht, St. Omer, Lille, and Douai). Cultural and commer cial advances came in the later Middle Ages with the rise of the pow erful cities of Ghent and Bruges. Philip the Good (1419–1467) of Burgundyand the Habsburgemperor Charles Vincorporated Flan ders into their possessions, after 1548 becoming the Seventeen Provinces of the Low Countries. After the Dutch Revolt and the recognition of the independent Republic of the Seven United Provinces in 1648, the remaining parts of Flanders were in the possession of the Spanish kings and Austrian emperors. Following the Congress of Vienna (1814–1815), the Southern Netherlands was in cluded in the new monarchy under King William I. After the Bel gian Revolt of the 1830s, Flanders became part of the independent kingdom of Belgium.

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