Dutch general and politician whose strategic and material improvements to the Dutch army led to the repulsion of Spanish forces from Dutch territory (1590–1609).
Prince of Orange 1567-1625; Du. statesman & military leader.
Maurice-of-nassau Sentence Examples
Although an, active guerrilla warfare was waged against the Dutch during a large part of that period, they did much to promote the agricultural and commercial interests of the colony, especially under the wise administration of Maurice of Nassau.
After being educated at the Wilna academy he went abroad to learn the science of war, fighting in the Spanish service under Alva, and also under Maurice of Nassau.
Leicester, on landing in Holland, was in the presence of the States-General and of Maurice of Nassau invested with the title of governor-general and practically sovereign powers (February 1586).
The chief military event of the early years of their reign was the battle of Nieuport (2nd of July 1600), in which Maurice of Nassau defeated the archduke Albert, and the siege of Ostend, which after a threeears' heroic defence was surrendered year Y (20th of September 1604) to the archduke's general, Spinola.
It was subdued by the Spaniards in 1580, but reconquered by Maurice of Nassau in 1594.