The Prince-bishopric of Liege was a state situated in nowadays Belgium. Its territory comprised most of the present Belgian provinces of Limburg and Liege, with parts in the Netherlands and the Belgian province of Luxembourg. It stayed independent of the Northern Netherlands, but also from the Spanish (later Austrian) Netherlands. From 1790 to 1791 it was a Republic, becoming a Prince-Bishopric again in 1791. The State was abolished in 1795, when the French captured the territory.