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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,363

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 Frans of 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 bombards 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 Herentals, 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)
Humanist/Theologian ErasmusHumanist/Theologian Erasmus (1466-10-28) 1466-10-28 - Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)
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 van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, 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
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari (1895-07-11) 1895-07-11 - Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
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 1,378

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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