Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Death of Frederick Henry (1647)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

's-Gravenhage

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.; A.A. Nunnink, lith.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War   

Frederick Henry succeeded his half-brother Maurice of Orange as stadtholder. As army captain he preferred to besiege towns over fighting field-battles. His many successful sieges. Such as ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Breda, earned him the name ‘stedendwinger’ (town forcer). He past away in 1647 after a long sickbed.