Dutch History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,602

  • 1163-12-21 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
  • 1196-12-06 Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"
  • 1219-01-16 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed
  • 1231-06-11 Harderwijk (Netherlands) becomes a city
  • 1247-10-03 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
  • 1248-08-25 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1248-11-01 Earl William II of Holland crowned as King of Germany
  • 1262-01-28 Flemish Dutch coast ravaged by north westerly storm
  • 1287-12-14 During St. Lucia's Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history
  • 1301-07-04 Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg
  • 1302-07-11 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
  • 1304-08-10 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
  • 1304-08-11 Sea battle of Zierikzee, Franco-Holland forces defeat Flemish fleet
  • 1304-09-11 Willem III becomes earl of Holland
  • 1334-11-23 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
  • 1340-06-07 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • 1346-01-15 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand
  • 1346-11-22 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
  • 1349-01-05 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland and Zealand
  • 1375-10-10 Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands
  • 1385-12-18 Peace of Tournai (Dutch - Doornik) signed between the Burgundian Duke Philip II and the rebellious city of Ghent
  • 1417-05-31 Jacoba of Bavaria becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
  • 1420-08-05 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)
  • 1421-11-18 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
  • 1424-11-18 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

Historic Event

1425-07-19 Duke John VI of Brabant pledges Holland/Zealand to Philip the Good

  • 1441-08-23 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
  • 1451-09-21 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
  • 1464-01-09 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
  • 1481-12-26 Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht
  • 1492-05-15 Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1498-07-20 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
  • 1507-06-05 England and Netherlands sign trade agreement
  • 1509-03-18 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
  • 1509-09-26 Storm surge causes the second Cosmas and Damian flood in East Friesland and the Netherlands destroying dykes and devastating coastal towns
  • 1517-07-01 1st burning of Protestants at the stake in the Netherlands
  • 1519-11-04 Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
  • 1520-10-07 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
  • 1521-04-28 Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Archduke of Netherlands-Austria
  • 1522-01-09 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

Historic Event

1522-04-29 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands

  • 1526-02-08 Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, killing large numbers
  • 1530-11-05 St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands
  • 1534-03-26 Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea
  • 1537-07-30 Resistant of Bomy: French Dutch cease fire
  • 1540-03-19 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
  • 1544-01-30 Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
  • 1550-04-28 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
  • 1551-12-19 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
  • 1552-01-12 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • 1552-02-15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • 1552-06-12 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
  • 1554-01-05 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1555-10-25 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V publicly abdicates his roles as Lord of the Netherlands and Duke of Burgundy in favor of his son Philip II of Spain

Historic Event

1556-11-23 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

  • 1557-08-03 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
  • 1559-03-14 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
  • 1559-08-09 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland, Zealand and Utrecht
  • 1565-12-24 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition
  • 1566-08-25 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • 1567-04-11 Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
  • 1567-10-06 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1568-01-24 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
  • 1568-05-23 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • 1568-05-23 The Netherlands declares independence from Spain
  • 1568-07-10 Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • 1568-07-21 Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
  • 1570-03-04 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
  • 1570-11-01 All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
  • 1570-12-09 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
  • 1571-10-04 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.
  • 1572-04-01 Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
  • 1572-07-18 Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
  • 1572-11-16 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands
  • 1572-12-13 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey
  • 1572-12-17 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
  • 1573-07-16 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
  • 1573-08-21 Spain begin siege of Alkmaar in the Netherlands
  • 1573-10-11 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
  • 1573-11-29 Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1574-02-18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • 1574-02-19 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
  • 1574-02-21 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • 1576-05-14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
  • 1576-10-19 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
  • 1576-11-08 Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1578-01-31 Battle of Gembloux (Gembloers); Spanish forces win decisive victor over coalition rebel forces

Historic Event

1578-03-10 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

  • 1578-08-02 Battle of Rijmenam: Spanish Habsburg forces defeated by Dutch troops (Eighty Years' War)
  • 1578-08-13 Duke Frans of Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
  • 1579-01-23 Union of Utrecht signed by Northern Habsburg counties of Holland and Zeeland, and provinces of Utrecht and Groningen, marking the beginning of protestant Dutch Republic
  • 1579-05-07 Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
  • 1580-09-19 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
  • 1581-07-24 States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Wiliam of Orange

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1582-12-15 Spanish Netherlands, Denmark and Norway adopt the Gregorian calendar

  • 1583-01-01 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland & Flanders
  • 1583-01-12 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)
  • 1583-02-21 Groningen, Netherlands, begins using Gregorian calendar

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,473

  • 1210-08-24 Floris IV, Count of Holland, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1234)
  • 1336-07-25 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Munich (d. 1404)
  • 1380-03-18 Lidwina, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride) and saint, born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1433)
  • 1395-03-18 John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader during the Hundred Years' War, born in Dartington, Devonshire, England (d. 1447)
  • 1410-04-27 Jean Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland, Zealand and West Frisia (d. 1493)
  • 1438-04-03 John III van Egmont, Viceroy of Holland, born in Hattem, Netherlands (d. 1516)
  • 1444-02-17 Rudolf Agricola [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
  • 1458-11-22 Jacob Obrecht, Flemish-Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1459-03-02 Adrian VI [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)


1466-10-28 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1536)

  • 1480-01-10 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, born in City of Brussels, Belgium (d. 1530)
  • 1483-01-12 Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
  • 1495-08-01 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter and architect, born in Schoorl, Netherlands (d. 1562)
  • 1499-06-24 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians), born in Weil der Stadt, Stuttgart (d. 1570)

Charles V

1500-02-24 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

  • 1502-01-10 Hendrik Niclaes, German mystic & founder of Christian sect "Familia Caritatis", born in Münster, Germany (d. 1570)
  • 1507-10-19 Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus [Aytta van Zwichem], Dutch priest
  • 1511-07-01 Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1575)
  • 1513-07-20 Gaspar Schetz, Dutch treasurer-general, born in Antwerp (d. 1580)
  • 1514-07-28 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
  • 1522-12-28 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
  • 1528-10-25 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman, soldier and politician, born in Koudum, Netherlands (d. 1581)
  • 1533-02-14 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest & writer (Vita Jesu Christi), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • 1533-06-24 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands (d. 1588)
  • 1538-01-10 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1539-02-27 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
  • 1541-10-31 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
  • 1541-11-09 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist, born in Eelde, Netherlands (d. 1612)
  • 1545-12-05 Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician and poet, born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1604)
  • 1547-09-14 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1619)
  • 1547-09-16 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet, born in Agra, Mughal India (d. 1595)
  • 1547-10-18 Justus Lipsius [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
  • 1547-12-05 Ubbo Emmius [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist and historian, born in Greetsiel, East Frisia (d. 1625)
  • 1548-03-13 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1614)
  • 1548-03-18 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
  • 1548-12-23 Pieter C. Bockenberg, Dutch historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
  • 1549-03-11 Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
  • 1550-08-16 Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer, pastor and vicar, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1606)
  • 1553-06-15 Ernst, archduke of Austria/governor of the Netherlands
  • 1554-03-27 Eberhard Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1627)
  • 1556-02-07 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
  • 1558-05-16 Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal and Governor of Netherlands (1598-1600)
  • 1558-08-19 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer and historian (Historia Belgica), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1607)
  • 1560-12-03 Jan Gruter, Flemish-born Dutch critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1627)
  • 1561-08-25 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1632)
  • 1563-01-30 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1565-04-02 Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), born in Gouda, Holland (d. 1599)
  • 1567-05-01 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1571-12-09 Adrian Metius, Dutch astronomer and fort architect, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1635)
  • 1573-06-09 Henricus Hondius, Dutch etcher and publisher
  • 1573-10-03 Entonius Walaeus, Dutch Calvinist theologist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1639)
  • 1573-10-11 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1655)
  • 1574-09-16 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician and playwright (Polyxena), born in Amsterdam (d. 1665)
  • 1576-01-12 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1577-05-01 François de Kinschot, Dutch jurist and chancellor of Brabant, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1654)
  • 1577-05-28 Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg and politician, born in Culemborg, Kasteel Culemborg, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 1577-11-10 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1660)

Piet Heyn

1577-11-25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, born in Delft (d. 1629)

  • 1578-01-28 Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
  • 1579-01-04 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
  • 1579-02-09 John Meursius [van Meurs], Dutch historian
  • 1579-11-22 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1630)
  • 1581-03-16 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
  • 1583-01-08 Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1643)
  • 1583-02-02 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • 1583-02-17 Johann Henry Alting, German theologian, born in Emden, Saxony (d. 1644)
  • 1583-04-10 Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law, born in Delft, Holland (d. 1645)

Frederick Henry

1584-01-29 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), born in Delft, Dutch Republic (d. 1647)

  • 1584-09-11 Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist and Arabist (grammar), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1624)
  • 1585-01-27 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
  • 1585-03-16 Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
  • 1587-11-16 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1588-02-19 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish governor-general of Dutch East-Indies
  • 1588-12-10 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1637)
  • 1589-02-07 Jacob de Witt, Dutch politician (Mayor of Dordrecht), and mathematician (d. 1674)
  • 1589-03-03 Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1590-08-19 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier, born in Stratford-atte-Bow, Middlesex (d. 1649)
  • 1590-11-04 Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1656)
  • 1592-08-12 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
  • 1594-03-25 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • 1594-11-17 Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician and writer (Treasure of Health)
  • 1596-01-13 Jan van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, born in Leiden (d. 1656)
  • 1596-09-04 Constantijn Huygens, Dutch diplomat and poet, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1687)
  • 1599-03-13 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit and Roman Catholic saint, born in Diest, Seventeen Provinces (d. 1621)
  • 1599-03-22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1599-03-28 Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer, born in Brielle, Netherlands (d. 1658)
  • 1599-10-10 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1673)
  • 1600-01-01 Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
  • 1600-10-01 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk, born in Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1666)
  • 1600-11-19 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War), born in Dokkum, Friesland, Netherlands (d. 1669)
  • 1601-01-31 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1602-01-06 Carl von Rabenhaupt, Bohemian Hussite nobleman, born in Bohemia (d. 1675)

Rembrandt van Rijn

1606-07-15 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter (Night Watch), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1669)

  • 1606-10-14 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), born in Amsterdam (d. 1678)
  • 1606-11-20 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat and historian (d. 1682)
  • 1607-03-24 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • 1609-05-16 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1641)
  • 1609-07-28 Judith Leyster, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, baptism date (d. 1660)
  • 1610-07-04 Cornelis Evertsen the Elder, Dutch-Swiss vice-admiral, born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1666)
  • 1612-08-28 Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar, born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands (d. 1653)

Famous Weddings

  • 1638-02-11 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
  • 1791-10-01 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
  • 1816-02-29 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
  • 1816-05-02 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • 1839-06-18 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia
  • 1841-02-17 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont
  • 1850-06-19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • 1853-05-19 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar

Wilhelm Röntgen

1872-01-19 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

  • 1879-01-07 Dutch King William II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont

Mata Hari

1895-07-11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

  • 1909-04-15 Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
  • 1965-11-10 Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg
  • 1966-03-10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • 1967-01-10 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

Mats Wilander

1987-01-03 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

  • 1998-05-30 Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn
  • 1998-10-03 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York


2002-02-02 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (34) weds Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (30) at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2004-04-24 Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
  • 2005-08-23 Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband (27) weds fellow Olympic swimmer Minouche Smit at Henkenshage Castle in Sint-Oedenrode, North Brabant, The Netherlands
  • 2005-08-30 "Squeeze" band founder Jools Holland (47) weds sculptor Christabel McEwen at St. James Church in Cooling, Kent, England
  • 2006-04-01 Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
  • 2006-06-04 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006-11-11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam
  • 2010-08-23 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain
  • 2010-11-07 Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Divorces

  • 1849-03-28 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,366

  • 0988-05-06 Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland
  • 1039-05-27 Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1049-01-13 Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
  • 1061-06-28 Floris I, count of Holland, dies
  • 1091-06-17 Dirk V, count of Holland (1061-91), dies
  • 1122-03-02 Floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies
  • 1132-10-26 Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
  • 1144-05-24 Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies
  • 1157-08-05 Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1190-08-01 Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1203-11-04 Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies
  • 1222-02-04 William I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
  • 1234-07-19 Floris IV, Count of Holland, killed in tournament
  • 1256-01-28 Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
  • 1258-03-26 Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
  • 1296-06-27 Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies
  • 1299-11-10 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
  • 1337-06-07 Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
  • 1345-09-26 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1362-04-10 Machteld, countess of Holland, dies
  • 1381-05-13 John of Chatillon, Count of Blois, dies
  • 1384-08-20 Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, dies at 43
  • 1390-01-12 Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1400-01-07 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • 1400-01-16 John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician, executed at around 47 or 48 after the failure of the Epiphany Rising conspiracy against King Henry IV
  • 1400-03-24 Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies
  • 1417-12-01 Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1425-01-05 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1425-01-06 Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
  • 1433-04-14 Lidwina, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride) and saint, dies at 53
  • 1436-10-09 Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35
  • 1456-05-01 Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies
  • 1471-03-12 Dionysius the Carthusian [Denis Ryckel], Flemish scholastic theologist, dies at 69
  • 1475-05-06 Dieric Bouts, Dutch painter, dies at about 64
  • 1498-07-04 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • 1499-04-29 John IV, Dutch army leader, Earl of Egmond, dies
  • 1512-04-03 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • 1514-06-25 Berta Jacobsdr [Suster Bertken], Dutch hermit, dies at 87
  • 1516-08-21 John III van Egmont, Viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
  • 1523-09-14 Adrian VI [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64
  • 1524-12-10 Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
  • 1524-12-11 Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
  • 1525-09-15 Jan de Bakker [Johannes Pistorius], Roman Catholic priest who was the first preacher in Northern Netherlands to be put to death as a direct result of his Protestant beliefs, burned at the stake at 26
  • 1527-11-20 Wendelmoet "Weyntjen" Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic
  • 1528-11-30 Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded
  • 1530-12-01 Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
  • 1531-03-20 Sicke Freerks/Frericx [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
  • 1531-12-06 John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded
  • 1538-08-20 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
  • 1538-09-14 Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg & Dietz, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1539-10-15 Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
  • 1542-01-10 Gerardus Noviomagus [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
  • 1542-12-28 Albert Pigge [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52
  • 1544-07-18 René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
  • 1548-12-24 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
  • 1549-01-19 Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
  • 1555-06-07 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • 1556-03-19 Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
  • 1558-06-04 Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43
  • 1561-01-31 Menno Simons, Dutch priest and vicar whose followers are named the Mennonites, dies at around 65
  • 1562-12-06 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter and architect, dies at 67
  • 1568-02-15 Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • 1568-06-05 Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman executed at 45
  • 1569-09-05 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1570-03-12 Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
  • 1570-10-16 Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
  • 1572-12-10 Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
  • 1574-03-05 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
  • 1574-10-01 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
  • 1576-05-27 Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
  • 1580-02-15 Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
  • 1580-03-03 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
  • 1580-08-30 Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies
  • 1581-01-22 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman, soldier and politician, dies at 52
  • 1584-07-10 William I "the Silent" [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, assassinated at 51 in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard
  • 1584-08-04 John van Hembyze, Flemish Calvinist, dies at 71
  • 1586-01-18 Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
  • 1588-02-24 Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
  • 1589-08-10 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • 1594-05-04 Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
  • 1595-02-12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • 1595-10-15 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East iIndies poet, dies at 48
  • 1597-02-15 Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
  • 1597-03-10 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • 1597-05-20 Dutch commander Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
  • 1597-06-20 Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him
  • 1597-12-21 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, dies at 76
  • 1598-12-06 Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78
  • 1599-09-11 Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), murdered at 35
  • 1600-08-02 Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
  • 1602-02-25 Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
  • 1604-10-18 Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
  • 1605-03-17 Pieter Bast [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
  • 1606-01-28 Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer, pastor and vicar, dies at 85
  • 1606-03-23 Justus Lipsius [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
  • 1607-04-25 Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
  • 1607-07-20 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer and historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
  • 1612-01-04 Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
  • 1612-10-07 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist, dies at 70
  • 1615-03-06 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns