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Heiligerlee (Gronings: Kloosterholt) is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen bordering the town of Winschoten, it is part of the municipality of Oldambt. The village is known for having been the site of the first battle of the Dutch rebels against the Spanish. The army led by Louis and Adolf of Nassau defeated the Spanish, but politically it was no success. Adolf even died during the fight.
On the 300th-year anniversary of the battle in 1868 the then ruling king William III of the Netherlands revealed a monument in commemoration of the battle.
From the year 1230 till the year 1594 a Norbertine nunnery (Mons Sinaï) stood in the village, the name of which is currently used as the name of the village Christian primary school.
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