Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The Union of Utrecht (1579)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Explorers and reformers

Scene of action:

Utrecht

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

A treaty was signed in Utrecht on January 23rd 1579: The Union of Utrecht. In the treaty united action was agreed to in order to drive off the Spanish as well as several political issues. This Union became greatly important, for it served as constitution for the commonwealth of the United Netherlands for two centuries.