Today in Netherlands History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,365

1091-06-17 - Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland
1121-03-02 - Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
1163-12-21 - Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1196-12-06 - Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"
1219-01-16 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1247-10-03 - Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1248-08-25 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
1248-11-01 - Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1262-01-28 - Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north westerly storm
1301-07-04 - Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg
1302-07-11 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
1304-08-10 - -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
1304-09-11 - Willem III becomes earl of Holland
1334-11-23 - St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
1340-06-07 - Rotterdam Netherlands founded
1346-01-15 - Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand
1346-11-22 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1349-01-05 - Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V earl of Holland/Zealand
1375-10-10 - Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands
1417-05-31 - Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
1421-11-18 - Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1424-11-18 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1425-07-19 - Duke John VI of Brabant pledges Holland/Zealand to Philip the Good
1441-08-23 - Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1451-09-21 - Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
1464-01-09 - 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
1477-08-19 - Burgundy & acquires Burgundian possessions in the Netherlands & France
1481-12-26 - Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht
1498-07-20 - Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
1507-06-05 - England & Netherlands sign trade agreement
1509-03-18 - Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1509-09-27 - Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1517-07-01 - 1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands
1519-11-04 - Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
1520-10-07 - 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
1522-01-09 - Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
1522-04-29 - Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
1526-02-08 - Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1530-11-05 - St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands
1534-03-26 - Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea
1537-07-30 - Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1540-03-19 - Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
1544-01-30 - Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
1550-04-28 - Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
1551-12-19 - Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
1552-01-12 - Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
1552-02-15 - Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
1552-06-12 - Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
1555-08-23 - Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1555-10-25 - Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
1556-11-23 - King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1557-08-03 - Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
1559-08-09 - Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1566-08-25 - Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1567-04-11 - Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
1567-10-06 - Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
1568-01-24 - In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
1568-05-23 - Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
1568-05-23 - The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.
1568-07-10 - Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
1568-07-21 - Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
1570-03-04 - King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
1570-11-01 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1572-04-01 - Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
1572-07-18 - Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
1572-12-17 - Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1573-07-16 - Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1573-10-11 - Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
1573-11-29 - Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
1574-02-18 - Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
1576-05-14 - Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1576-10-19 - Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
1576-11-08 - Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
English Monarch Queen Elizabeth IEnglish Monarch Queen Elizabeth I 1578-03-10 - Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
1578-08-13 - Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1579-01-23 - Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1579-01-25 - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1579-05-07 - Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1580-09-19 - Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
1581-07-24 - States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange
1582-12-15 - Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
1583-01-01 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland & Flanders
1583-01-12 - Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)
1583-03-18 - Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
1585-08-14 - Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1586-03-08 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1586-09-22 - Battle at Zutphen: English vs Dutch army
1586-10-02 - Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
1587-11-27 - Dutch County Groningen flood by failure of dyke
1587-12-17 - The Earl Leicester's army leaves Netherlands
1593-12-15 - State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
1596-05-26 - England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1596-06-30 - English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
1596-07-17 - At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1596-09-05 - Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
1596-09-07 - Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
1596-10-31 - English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
1597-06-14 - At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
1597-08-14 - Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
1597-08-20 - 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,674

1210-08-24 - Floris IV, Count of Holland
1322-08-01 - Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian
1336-07-25 - Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1380-03-18 - Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
1395-03-18 - John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)
1410-04-27 - John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia
1438-04-03 - John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland
1444-02-17 - Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1458-11-22 - Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)
1459-03-02 - Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
1466-10-28 - Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)
Humanist/Theologian ErasmusHumanist/Theologian Erasmus (1466-10-28) 1480-01-10 - Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
1483-01-12 - Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
1495-08-01 - Jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect
1499-06-24 - Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
1502-01-10 - Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
1507-10-19 - Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, [Aytta van Zwichem], Dutch priest
1513-07-20 - Gaspar Schetz, Dutch treasurer-general
1514-07-28 - Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1522-12-28 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1528-10-25 - Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician
1533-02-14 - Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
1538-01-10 - Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
1539-02-27 - Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
1541-10-31 - Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1541-11-09 - Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar/theologist
1545-12-05 - Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet
1547-09-14 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch Grand Pensionary
1547-09-16 - Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
1547-10-18 - Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
1547-12-05 - Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian
1548-03-13 - Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
1548-03-18 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
1548-12-23 - Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
1549-03-11 - Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
1550-08-16 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1553-06-15 - Ernst, archduke of Austria/governor of the Netherlands
1554-03-27 - Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer
1556-02-07 - Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
1558-05-16 - Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)
1558-08-19 - Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
1560-12-03 - Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)
1561-08-25 - Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)
1563-01-30 - Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
1565-04-02 - Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
1566-08-12 - Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1567-05-01 - Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter
1571-12-09 - Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect
1573-06-09 - Henricus Hondius, Dutch etcher/publisher
1573-10-03 - Entonius Walaeus, Dutch calvinist theologist
1573-10-11 - Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman/lawyer
1574-09-16 - Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
1576-01-12 - Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
1577-05-01 - Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer
1577-05-28 - Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician
1577-11-10 - Jacob Cats, [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary/poet (Houwelyck)
1577-11-25 - Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
1578-01-28 - Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
1579-01-04 - Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1579-02-09 - John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
1579-11-22 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
1581-03-16 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
1583-01-08 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
1583-02-02 - Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
1583-02-17 - J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1583-04-10 - Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law
1584-09-11 - Thomas Erpenius, [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist/arabist (grammar)
1585-01-27 - Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
1585-03-16 - Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
1587-11-16 - Joost van den Vondel, Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)
1588-02-19 - Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1588-12-10 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1589-02-07 - Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
1589-03-03 - Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
1590-08-19 - Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
1590-11-04 - Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter
1592-08-12 - Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1594-03-25 - Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
1594-11-17 - Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
1596-01-13 - Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
1596-09-04 - Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
1599-03-13 - Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit/saint
1599-03-28 - Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (d. 1658)
1599-10-10 - Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea)
1600-01-01 - Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
1600-09-03 - Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk
1600-11-19 - Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)
1601-01-31 - Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
1602-01-06 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
Painter Rembrandt van RijnPainter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-07-15) 1606-07-15 - Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch), (d. 1669)
1606-10-14 - Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78)
1606-11-20 - Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian
1607-03-24 - Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
1609-05-16 - Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands
1609-07-28 - Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1610-07-04 - Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
1612-08-28 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
1612-09-25 - Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
1613-04-07 - Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
1614-02-23 - Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 25 of 25

1638-02-11 - Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
1655-02-16 - Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker
1791-10-01 - Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
1816-02-29 - Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
1816-05-02 - Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
1839-06-18 - Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia
1841-02-17 - Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont
1850-06-19 - Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
1853-05-19 - Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar
1879-01-07 - Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
1895-07-11 - Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari (1895-07-11) 1909-04-15 - Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
1966-03-10 - Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
1967-01-10 - Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
1998-05-30 - Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn
1998-10-03 - Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
2002-02-02 - Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (38) weds Argentinean born Maxima Zorreguieta (34) at the Beurs van Berlage
2004-04-24 - Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
2005-08-23 - Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband (27) weds fellow Olympic swimmer Minouche Smit at Henkenshage Castle in Sint-Oedenrode, North Brabant, The Netherlands
2005-08-30 - "Squeeze" band founder Jools Holland (47) weds sculptor Christabel McEwen at St. James Church in Cooling, Kent, England
2006-04-01 - Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
2006-06-04 - "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
2006-11-11 - Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam
2010-08-23 - Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain
2010-11-07 - Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1849-03-28 - Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1971-03-23 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,379

0988-05-06 - Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland
1039-05-27 - Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies
1049-01-13 - Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
1061-06-28 - Floris I, count of Holland, dies
1091-06-17 - Dirk V, count of Holland (1061-91), dies
1122-03-02 - Floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies
1132-10-26 - Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
1144-05-24 - Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies
1157-08-05 - Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
1190-08-01 - Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
1203-11-04 - Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies
1222-02-04 - Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
1234-07-19 - Floris IV, count of Holland, killed in tournament
1256-01-28 - Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
1258-03-26 - Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
1296-06-27 - Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies
1299-11-10 - Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
1337-06-07 - Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
1345-09-26 - Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
1362-04-10 - Machteld, countess of Holland, dies
1381-05-13 - John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies
1384-08-20 - Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, dies at 43
1390-01-12 - Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
1400-01-07 - Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
1400-01-16 - John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)
1400-03-24 - Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies
1417-12-01 - Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies
1425-01-05 - John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
1425-01-06 - Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
1433-04-14 - Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride)/saint, dies at 53
1436-10-09 - Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35
1456-05-01 - Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies
1471-03-12 - Dionysius the Carthusian/van Rijkel, Dutch scholastic theologist, dies
1475-05-06 - Dieric Bouts, Dutch painter, dies at about 64
1498-07-04 - Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
1499-04-29 - John IV, Dutch army leader/earl of Egmond, dies
1512-04-03 - Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
1514-06-25 - Berta Jacobsdr, [Suster Bertken], Dutch hermit, dies at 87
1516-08-21 - John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
1523-09-14 - Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64
1524-12-10 - Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
1524-12-11 - Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
1527-11-20 - Wendelmoet "Weyntjen" Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic
1528-11-30 - Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded
1530-12-01 - Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
1531-03-20 - Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
1531-12-06 - John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded
1538-08-20 - Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1538-09-14 - Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg & Dietz, viceroy of Holland, dies
1539-10-15 - Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
1542-01-10 - Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
1542-12-28 - Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52
1544-07-18 - René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
1548-12-24 - Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
1549-01-19 - Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
1555-06-07 - Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
1556-03-19 - Lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
1558-06-04 - Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43
1561-01-31 - Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies
1562-12-06 - Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies
1568-02-15 - Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
1569-09-05 - Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
1570-03-12 - Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
1570-10-16 - Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
1572-12-10 - Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
1574-03-05 - Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
1574-10-01 - Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
1576-05-27 - Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
1580-02-15 - Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
1580-03-03 - Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
1580-08-30 - Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies
1581-01-22 - Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/military/politician, dies at 52
1584-08-04 - John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71
1586-01-18 - Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
1588-02-24 - Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
1589-08-10 - Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
1594-05-04 - Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
1595-02-12 - Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
1595-10-15 - Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48
1597-02-15 - Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
1597-03-10 - Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
1597-06-20 - Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him
1597-12-21 - Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76
1598-12-06 - Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78
1599-09-11 - Cornelis de Houtman, navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), murder at 35
1600-08-02 - Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
1602-02-25 - Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
1604-10-18 - Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
1605-03-17 - Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
1606-01-28 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85
1606-03-23 - Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
1607-04-25 - Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
1607-07-20 - Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
1612-01-04 - Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
1612-10-07 - Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar/theologist, dies at 70
1615-03-06 - Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
1616-06-12 - Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
1616-08-08 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
1617-01-01 - Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
1617-01-17 - Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68


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