English: St. John's Cathedral, 's-Hertogenbosc...

English: St. John’s Cathedral, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Nederlands: Sint-Janskathedraal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Department in the French Empire 1810-13, mainly the Brabantine sector of the former Lands of the Generality in the United Provinces, though also including southern Gelderland.  Its capital was Bois-le-Duc, now the Dutch town of Hertogenbosch.

Curiously, the Bouches-du-Rhin lay further south than the Bouches-de-la-Meuse, though the River Maas is actually further south than the various rivers that carry the waters of the Rhine.


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