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Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

Maurice of Nassau (1567–1625) was stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1585 until his death. He succeeded his father, William the Silent, in that role, although the position was not hereditary. On the death of his half-brother, Philip William, in 1618, he also became the sovereign Prince of Orange. Maurice was responsible for organising the Dutch rebellion against Spain into a coherent, successful revolt. He won great fame as a military strategist and his training methods affected the entire conduct of warfare.

Artist: Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt; Restoration: Brandmeister

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