Joost de Soete

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Joost de Soete
Joost de Soete.jpg
Allegiance Dutch Geuzen
Rank Field marshal
Commands held Commander of Bouchout

Joost de Soete or de Zoete, Lord of Villers or Villiers,[1] (1510–1520, Sluis – March 1589, The Hague) was a Dutch nobleman and Field Marshal[2] who fought in the early years of the Eighty Years' War.

De Soete was the third son Alexander de Zoete, knight and governor of Zeeland, and Johanna van Ranst, lady of Hautin, who had married in 1502.[3]

In 1580, he was Commander of Bouchout.[4] In March 1589 he was mortally wounded at the battle at Geertruidenberg. He was brought to The Hague where he soon died.[3]

His coat of arms were a black twill with silver chevron.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Van der Aa e.a., Biographisch Woordenboek der Nederlanden (Van der Aa), p. 822". .historici.nl. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  2. ^ Prak, M.R.; Webb, D. (2005). The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-521-84352-2. 
  3. ^ a b Frederik Nagtglas, Pieter de la Rue, Levenberichten van Zeeuwen, Middelburg 1893.
  4. ^ a b "Coat of arms: In a black twill of silver.". wazamar.org. Retrieved 2008-10-08.