Mechlin - picture taken by Isabelle Dumon
In the 16th. century, Emperor Maximilian I of Austria appointed his daughter
Margaret of Austria as governor of the Netherlands.
She lived in Mechlin, that city became the capital of the Low Countries.
Mechlin (in Dutch: Mechelen) is located now in Belgium.
Margaret of Austria
Source picture: Wikipedia
Her 'reign' brought peace and prosperity for the Low Countries.