1530 ca1560s-15761576, May 27
After 1567 he joined the watergeuzen. He took part in a battle under Willem van Oranje in 1572. He was escort on its way to France when he was capture He managed to escape, however. In 1573 he became Admiral of Zeeland and in 1574 he was Lieutenan-Admiral of Holland and Zeelan On 29 January 1574 he managed to defeat the fleet under the command of Luis de Resquesens y Zúñiga (1528 - 1576) who was the succesor of the Spanish governor of the Dutch Republic Fernando Alvarez de Toledo (1507 - 1582). This battle freed the city of Middelburg from the Spanish rule. In 1576 Boisot drowned near Zierikzee during a battle to free this city from the Spanish rule as well.......Lodewijk van Boisot or Boisot Louis ( Brussels , ca. 1530 - Oosterschelde , May 27th 1576 ), Lord of Ruart ( Nivelles ) from southern Dutch nobility, was an admiral of Zeeland geuze fleet during the Eighty Years' War . In 1567 he fled the Inquisition special which was set up to punish the riots during the iconoclasm of 1566, which incidentally he personally had no part. In 1568 he visited William of Orange at the Dillenburg . In 1569 he tries to influence public opinion in the Netherlands in favor of the rebels by sending promotional letters. In 1570 he visited Brussels. In 1571 Louis de Boisot was by the Council of Troubles condemned to exile and confiscation of his property; He then went to Cologne to live with his brother Charles; In 1572 he joined the army of William of Orange during his second campaign; August the same year he was sent to France by William to make contact with the Huguenots . Boisot, however, had the misfortune that month Bartholomew took place, the beginning of a bloody repression of the Calvinists. Only in the spring of 1573 he managed to escape to England; From there he began to operate as Watergeus. In 1573 he took with his brother participated in the Battle of Haarlemmermeer , an unsuccessful attempt to relieve the besieged city of Haarlem. On 1 August ( Gregorian calendar ), he became admiral of Vlissingen. On August 15, 1573 appointed him to lieutenant William admiral of Zeeland and on March 4, 1574 Lieutenant-Admiral of Holland (and West Friesland) and Zeeland together. He overcame the fleet of the king at Fort Rammekens (August 1573), he lost an eye in the battle of reimerswaal (November 1573), where he again defeated the Spanish fleet. He conquered again in the Battle of Lillo (May 1574) and he was the hero of the deprived Leiden (October 1574). Boisot got from the town council of Leiden gold ereketen, with a picture of the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib . An attempt by surprise in December Antwerp to take, but failed. Boisot drowned on May 27, 1576 ( Julian calendar ) in an attempt Zierikzee to buckle when his ship, the Boer Damme, at low tide capsized after it was stranded on a sandbank. The crew tried to act in safety by swimming to shore but most, including the admiral, the banks did not make it.
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01/29/1574-Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Louis de Boisot beats Spanish fleet
05/30/1574-Sea Battle of Lillo, near Antwerp; Adolf Van Haemstede loses to Louis de Boisot
10/03/1574-Siege of Leiden ends; Spanish attackers are repulsed by a Sea Beggars fleet under Admiral Louis de Boisot
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