Zeeland in History

Historical Events

  • 1134-10-02 Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
  • 1323-03-06 Treaty of Paris - Flemish relinquish claims over the County of Zeeland
  • 1574-02-18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • 1661-04-30 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
  • 1667-02-27 Abraham Crijnssen conquers Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
  • 1965-12-15 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
  • 1988-06-01 Train crash kills two in Zeeland, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • 1483-01-12 Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
  • 1548-12-23 Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)

Person of interestFrederick 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)

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1642-11-16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1736-01-19 Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95)
  • 1827-07-23 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), born in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • 1938-11-07 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • 1296-06-27 Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies
  • 1299-11-10 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15

Person of interestFrederick Henry

1647-03-14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1666-08-04 Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle
  • 1706-11-16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer, dies at 64
  • 1800-05-07 Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95), dies at 64