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Antoine of Lalaing, 1st Count of Hoogstraeten

Antoine de Lalaing
1st Count of Hoogstraeten
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Lalaing coat of arms
Noble familyHouse of Lalaing
Spouse(s)Elisabeth van Culemborg
FatherJoost de Lalaing
MotherBonne de La Viefville

Antoine I de Lalaing (1480–1540), 1st count of Hoogstraten and of Culemborg, was a Hainautese nobleman who held various offices in the court of the Dukes of Burgundy.


De Lalaing was a son of Joost de Lalaing and Bonne van Viefville. He married Elisabeth van Culemborg, first lady-in-waiting to Margaret of Austria, still exists in the choir of the church if St.Catherine at Hoogstraten.[1] It was from her that De Lalaing inherited the titles of Hoogstraten and Culemborg. The marriage remained childless.

In 1501 he was chamberlain at the court of Philip the Handsome. Later, in 1510, he was Counsellor and Chamberlain to the young Charles of Luxemburg, later emperor Charles V.[2]

Also in 1510 he also became a member of the Great Council of Mechelen. In 1516 he was elected a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, then in 1522 appointed stadhouder of Holland, Zeeland and West-Friesland. In 1528 he also became stadhouder of the Sticht Utrecht.

Antoine was also a general, playing an important part in the Burgundian dukes' struggle against Charles, Duke of Guelders and his attempts to conquer the Sticht. He was also a convinced Catholic and fought hard against the Protestantism then on the rise, commissioning the Sint-Catharinakerk in Hoogstraten.[3]

The health problems of Archduchess Margaret of Austria meant that in 1530 Antoine became acting governor of the Netherlands, with Charles V appointing his sister Mary of Austria as his successor in this last year of Antoine's life.

Wthat we know from these descriptions. As a result of historical circumstances, the funeral as represented on the drawings never took place.

The author adduces proofs to argue that the cenotaph can belie attributable to J(e )an Mone, born at Metz around 1480, who worked for the Brussels court and also produced the tomb of Antoine de Lalaing's elder brother Charles I, which was destroyed at Douai in 1910.  Mono is mentioned in the Hoogstraten archives as "Jan lartist" or even "Jan Moeet".


  1. ^ even if its now lost. []
  2. ^ The Prints Cabinet of the Royal Library owns a series of six bistre-coloured ink drawings glued edge to edge representing the plan for the funeral of a knight of the Golden Fleece identified as Antoine de Lalaing (1480-1510), []
  3. ^ The paper, with contemporary and almost illegible handwritten notes above the drawings, can he dated to c.1531-1515, the white marble tomb of the Lalaing consorts, with the gisants of Antoine - from the 16th century, the free-standing statues of sibyls which decorated the base of the tomb. Just as in Erwin Hensler (1923) and Saintenoy (1931). []


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