Talk:John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen

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"In Brazilian history books he is usually called Prince Maurits, although he was not a prince."

  1. He was Prince of Nassau-Siegen since 1679.
  2. 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)