Maastricht in History

Historical Events

  • 1576-10-20 Spanish troops occupy & plunder Maastricht

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1632-08-22 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
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Frederick Henry
  • 1673-07-06 French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War
  • 1748-05-07 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
  • 1794-11-03 French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 1853-10-23 Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens
  • 1861-11-24 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
  • 1865-11-06 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • 1902-04-02 Dutch football club Maatschappelijke Voetbal Vereniging (MVV) is established in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1929-09-16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • 1934-05-07 Princess Juliana of the Netherlands opens Juliana Canal between Maastricht and Maasbracht
  • 1942-08-25 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht
  • 1944-02-18 Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
  • 1944-08-19 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
  • 1944-09-14 Gulpen, Meerssen & Maastricht freed
  • 1992-02-07 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)
  • 1992-09-20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • 1993-05-18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • 1993-11-01 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • 1706-07-21 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1789)
  • 1737-07-02 François Léonard Rouwyzer, composer, born in Maastricht (d. 1827)
  • 1768-08-27 Anne François Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Maastricht), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, France (d. 1852)
  • 1782-09-07 Bernardus Johannes Dibbets, Dutch baron and general-major (Maastricht), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • 1791-04-13 Félix de Mérode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War and Finance, born in Maastricht, Belgium (d. 1857)
  • 1792-06-09 Frederic de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian revolutionary, born in Maastricht (d. 1830)
  • 1797-04-30 Andreas Victor Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • 1801-03-23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 1806-01-05 André Henri Constant van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium), born in Maastricht, Meuse-Inférieure (d. 1874)
  • 1863-06-04 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1913)
  • 1865-07-25 Jac[obus] P. Thijsse, Dutch biologist and educator (Contact with Plants), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1893-11-06 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1928-08-14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1934-08-21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1956-04-12 Doris Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien), born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
  • 1971-01-19 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1990-11-11 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 0599-07-16 Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht (St Servaaskerk), dies
  • 0727-05-30 Hubertus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72
  • 1788-11-28 Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
  • 1839-03-29 Bernardus Johannes Dibbets, Dutch baron and general-major (Maastricht), dies at 56
  • 1878-02-18 Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76