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Pedro de Valdivia

bornactivedied
1497, Apr 171520-15531553, Dec 25
a Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile. After serving with the Spanish army in Italy and Flanders, he was sent to South America in 1534, where he served as lieutenant under Francisco Pizarro in Peru, acting as his second in command. In 1540 he led an expedition of 150 Spaniards into Chile, where he defeated a large force of indigenous n...
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Johannes van den Bosch

aka: Count van den Bosch
borndied
1780, Feb 21844, Jan 28
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1830–1833), commander of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, Minister of Colonies, and Minister of State. He was officer in the Military William Order. Van den Bosch enrolled in the army of the Batavian Republic in 1797 and was, at his own request, sent to Batavia in the Dutch East Indies as a lieutenant a ye...
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Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp

aka: Count van Hogendorp
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1788, Aug 151856, Oct 29
acting Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in 1840–1841. After having distinguished himself in a mutiny on the warship Neptunus, he was appointed an officer in 1806 and placed as a ordonnan officer with King Louis Napoleon. 20 Dec. 1806 transferred to the 2nd reg. cuirassiers, he attended in May 1807 the siege of Dantzig under the marshal Lefèbvre ...
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Willem van Oldenbarnevelt

aka: Lord of Stoutenburg
borndied
15901636 ca
a son of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. He was born in The Hague, where he was baptised at the court-chapel in November 1590. He first served as a captain of an Overijssel company of the Dutch republican army. He left for Paris in late 1607, together with...
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Maarten van Rossum

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1478 ca1555, Jun 7
a Dutch military tactician who became field marshal in the service of Charles, Duke of Guelders. He is known to have been an experienced commander and is renowned for actions while serving Charles of Guelders in his Guelders Wars against Charles V. He is also known for his participation in the sack of The Hague in 1528. After the Duchy of Guelders was defeat...
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Adriaen van Swieten

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15321584
one of the leaders of the resistance at the start of the Eighty Years' War against the Spaniards and a confidant of Willem van Oranje . He fled to Emden in 1568 and was declared outlaw by Alva . He participated, as one of the leaders of the water Beggars , in the conquest of Den Briel on April 1, 1572 . He then went to Oudewater with a group of geuzen. Princ...
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Garcilaso de la Vega

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1501 ca1536, Oct 14
a Spanish soldier and poet. Although not the first or the only one to do so, he was the most influential poet to introduce Italian Renaissance verse forms, poetic techniques, and themes to Spain. He was well-known in poetic circles during his lifetime, and his poetry has continued to be popular without interruption until the present. His poetry was published...
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George Villiers

aka: 1st Duke of Buckingham
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1592, Aug 281628, Aug 23
an English courtier, statesman, and patron of the arts. He was a favourite—and a suspected lover — of King James I of England (reigned 1603-1625). Despite a very patchy political and military record, Buckingham remained at the height of royal favour for the first three years of the reign of King Charles I, until a disgruntled army-officer assassinated hi...
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