Breda in History

Historical Events

  • 1567-04-11 Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
  • 1579-09-13 Breda forms Union of Utrecht
  • 1590-02-26 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
  • 1590-03-04 Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
  • 1590-03-06 Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau captures heavily protected city of Breda using a small assault force hidden in a peat barge
  • 1625-06-05 Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda

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1637-10-07 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

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1660-04-04 English King Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1667-07-31 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
  • 1793-02-24 French troops conquer Breda
  • 1863-10-01 Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
  • 1912-09-19 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • 1926-07-04 Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
  • 1940-05-13 British bomb factory at Breda, Netherlands
  • 1944-10-29 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands
  • 1944-11-20 Prince Bernhard establishes staff in Breda
  • 1972-02-16 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed

Famous Birthdays

  • 1483-01-12 Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
  • 1834-07-16 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914)
  • 1865-08-22 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • 1876-05-29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1909-06-26 Col. Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1913-04-08 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
  • 1917-11-15 Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
  • 1922-10-28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1965-06-15 Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
  • 1976-08-24 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1977-06-08 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)

Famous Deaths

  • 1378-11-03 Jan II, ruler of Polanen/Leck/Breda, dies
  • 1672-06-07 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 1914-05-17 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • 1951-02-18 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
  • 1967-03-27 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
  • 1989-09-21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
  • 1992-10-24 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • 1993-04-08 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies