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Prince William I shot by Balthasar Gerards (1584)

Same place

  • Delft surrenders with a treaty to Albrecht of Bayern (1359)
  • Death of Frederick Henry (1647)
  • Treaty of Ryswick (arrival of representatives at Huis Nieuwburg) (1697)
  • J. van Oldenbarneveld given notice of his death sentence (1619)
  • Meeting between Prince Maurice and Spinola (1608)
  • De grote vergadering te 's-Gravenhage, 1651.
  • Death of the brothers De Witt (1672)
  • Sprooksprekers in de Ridderzaal, 1394
  • Het Haagsche voorhout in de 17e eeuw.
  • Arrival of H.M. William I at Scheveningen (1813)

Same time

  • French fury at Antwerp (Anjou driven from Antwerp) (1583)
  • The arrival of the Earl of Leicester at Vlissingen (1585)
  • The Union of Utrecht (1579)
  • Siege of Breda (1590)
  • Prince Maurice at Geertruidenberg (1593)
  • Van der Werff at the Siege of Leiden (1574)
  • Kenau Simons Hasselaar in Haarlem (1573)
  • Capture of Den Briel (1572)
  • De troepen van Bossu dringen Rotterdam binnen, 9 April 1572
  • Heemskerk’s hibernation on Nova Zembla (1596)


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History of the native country


Explorers and reformers

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Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.


L. de Fouw, Goes

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The scene is located at the St. Agatha monastery in Delft. William of Orange leaves the dining room and is awaited by the French Catholic Balthasar Gerards with a pistol. William of Orange is fatally hit.