Eighty Years' War
The Eighty Years' War, or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648), began as a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the H...
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Thirty Years' War
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Causes of the Dutch Revolt
The causes of the Dutch Revolt and the ensuing Eighty Years War, considered to have started in June 1568, were a number of incidents and frictions had accumulated between the Dutch provinces and their...
Dutch Revolt
The Dutch Revolt (1566 or 1568–1648) was the successful revolt of the northern, largely Protestant Seven Provinces of the Low Countries against the rule of the Roman Catholic King Philip II of Spain,...
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Pacification of Ghent
The Pacification of Ghent, signed on 8 November 1576, was an alliance of the provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands for the purpose of driving mutinying Spanish mercenary troops from the country and pr...
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Union of Utrecht
The Union of Utrecht (Dutch: Unie van Utrecht) was a treaty signed on 23 January 1579 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under the control ...
Financial history of the Dutch Republic
The financial history of the Dutch Republic involves the interrelated development of financial institutions in the Dutch Republic. The rapid economic development of the country after the Dutch Revolt ...
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Twelve Years' Truce
The Twelve Years' Truce was the name given to the cessation of hostilities between the Habsburg rulers of Spain and the Southern Netherlands and the Dutch Republic as agreed in Antwerp on 9 April 1609...
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Synod of Dort
The Synod of Dort (also known as the Synod of Dordt or the Synod of Dordrecht) was an international Synod held in Dordrecht in 1618–1619, by the Dutch Reformed Church, to settle a divisive controversy...
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Thirty Years' War
The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. It was one of the most destructive conflicts in European history, and one of the longest.Initially a war between Pro...
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Peace of Münster
The Peace of Münster was a treaty between the Dutch Republic and Spain signed in 1648. It was a landmark treaty for the Dutch republic and one of the key events in Dutch history; with it, the United N...
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Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)
The Anglo–Spanish War (1585–1604) was an intermittent conflict between the kingdoms of Spain and England that was never formally declared. The war was punctuated by widely separated battles, and began...
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Battles of the Eighty Years' War
List of battles of the Eighty Years' War:
Battle of Tornavento
The Battle of Tornavento was a battle fought in Italy on June 22, 1636 during the Thirty Years' War.In 1636, Cardinal Richelieu had persuaded the Duke of Savoy (Vittorio Amedeo I) to launch an offensi...
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Bandes d'ordonnance
Bandes d'ordonnance (French) or Benden van ordonnantie (Dutch) were elite heavy cavalry formations recruited from the aristocracy in the early-modern Low Countries. They were originally formed by Char...
Liever Turks dan Paaps
Liever Turks dan Paaps ("Rather Turkish than Papist"), also Liever Turksch dan Paus ("Rather Turkish than Pope"), was a Dutch slogan during the Dutch Revolt of the end of the 16th century. The slogan...
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Battle of White Mountain
The Battle of White Mountain (Czech: Bitva na Bílé hoře), was an early battle in the Thirty Years' War fought on 8 November 1620, in which an army of 30,000 Bohemians and mercenaries under Christian o...
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Otto Christoph von Sparr
Otto Christoph Freiherr von Sparr (13 November 1599 or 1605 – 9 May 1668) was a Generalfeldmarschall of Brandenburg-Prussia.Sparr came from a noble family from the Margraviate of Brandenburg. He...
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Assault on Nijmegen
The Assault on Nijmegen occurred on the night of 10 August 1589, involving troops of the mercenary Martin Schenck von Nydeggen against the small garrison and some citizens at the city of Nijmegen...
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Siege of Lingen (1605)
The Siege of Lingen of 1605 took place between 10 August and 19 August 1605, at Lingen, District of Emsland, Lower Saxony, between Spain and the United Provinces, during the Eighty Years' War. After n...
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He blew with His winds, and they were scattered
Jehovah blew with His winds, and they were scattered is a famous phrase on the aftermath of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, when the Spanish fleet was broken up by a storm, which was also ca...
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Siege of Sluis (1587)
The Siege of Sluis of 1587 took place between 12 June and 4 August, 1587, as part of the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604). On 12 June, 1587, Don Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma...
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Wilhelmus
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe, usually known just as the Wilhelmus (Dutch: Het Wilhelmus; [ɦɛt ʋɪlˈɦəlmʏs]; English translation: the William), is the national anthem of the Netherlands and is the oldest ...
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Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg
Countess Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg (born 25 September 1542 in Dillenburg – died: 18 November 1603 in Dillenburg) was a daughter of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and Juliana of Stolberg a...
Battle of the Lippe
The Battle of the Lippe was a cavalry action fought on 2 September 1595 on the banks of the Lippe river, in Germany, between a corps of Spanish cavalry led by Juan de Córdoba and a corps of Dutch cava...
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Cardinal Richelieu
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac (/ˈrɪʃəluː/; [ʁiʃəljø]; 9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642) was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bisho...
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Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne
Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, often called simply Turenne (11 September 1611, Sedan, Ardennes – 27 July 1675) was the most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne family. He ac...
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