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of Maximilian, who was Emperor of Germany, as well as King of Spain, inherited the low countries, and transmitted them to his son Philip II. All who have read Motley's history of the Dutch Republic will recollect in what manner the seven United Provinces became severed from the crown of Spain. The "Catholic Provinces of the Netherlands," as they were called, ten in number, and constituting what is now called Belgium, were transferred a second time to the Crown of Germany by the treaty of Utrecht, in 1714. They were among the first conquests made by the French Republicans, in the beginning of the Revolution. They were afterwards annexed to France by Napoleon. But the Allies, by the treaty of Paris in 1814, united them to Holland, and made the Prince of Orange sovereign over both them and Holland. By the treaty of Vienna, in 1815, the low countries were clubbed together, christened the "Kingdom of the Netherlands." and made to receive a "King of the Netherlands," in the person of