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"In Brazilian history books he is usually called Prince Maurits, although he was not a prince."
He was Prince of Nassau-Siegen since 1679.
I doubt that Brazilian books call him
Prins Maurits, since Prince is "príncipe" and Maurice is "Maurício" in Portuguese. Känsterle 13:27, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
(1) What do you mean by "
since 1679"? According to the article, he died in December 1679. So do you mean "in 1679", or are you referring to another Maurice? (2) Probably true.
I suggest something like: "In history books, he is often referred to as Prince Maurits, even though he obtained that title on ...., only X months before his death."
There are enough google hits on "prince of nassau-siegen" to make it true in English as well.
Eugene van der Pijll 13:36, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
(1): I'm sorry, I meant since 1652.
Känsterle 15:31, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
OK thanks. If you insert that into the article, you can remove the "Brazilian history books"-sentence. --
Eugene van der Pijll 15:38, 31 March 2006 (UTC)