Hertogenbosch in History

Historical Events

  • 1525-06-09 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
  • 1585-04-05 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

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1629-09-14 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch: Spanish garrison surrenders to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

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Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1794-10-09 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • 1944-10-27 Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
  • 1965-10-08 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms

Famous Birthdays

  • 1596-05-09 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Dutch painter, baptized in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1675)
  • 1599-06-12 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, born in Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1655)
  • 1688-09-26 Willem 's-Gravesande, Dutch mathematician and physicist, born in s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant (d. 1742)
  • 1804-02-06 Regnerus Livius van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1813)
  • 1804-06-08 Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1875)
  • 1859-12-20 Antonius Derkinderen, Dutch painter & artist, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1865-06-11 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1899-12-09 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1908-04-20 Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, born in Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1923-08-29 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist and politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1930-03-09 Harry Aarts, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1943-04-16 Ewald Vanvugt, Dutch author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1944-01-05 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1953-12-21 Arie Luyendyk, American-Dutch Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1964-04-10 Manon Bollegraf, Dutch tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1655-09-03 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, dies at 56
  • 1966-05-09 Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, dies at 58