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1584, Jan 291625-16471647, Mar 14
the sovereign Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel from 1625 to 1647. As the leading soldier in the Dutch wars against Spain, his main achievement was the successful Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1629, It was the main Spanish base and a well-fortified city protected by an experienced Spanish garrison and by formidable water defenses.
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04/04/1625-Viceroy Frederick Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels
05/01/1625-Prince Frederick Henry appointed Stadtholder of Holland 
06/02/1625-Prince Frederick Henry sworn in as Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Guelders 
08/19/1627-Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo
09/14/1629-Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederick Henry 
11/03/1629-Prince Frederick Henry festival in The Hague 
06/04/1632-Prince Frederick Henry conquers Venlo 
06/05/1632-Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, conquers Roermond 
06/08/1632-Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sittard 
08/22/1632-Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht 
03/07/1633-Prince Frederick Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg 
06/02/1633-Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Rhine at Cologne 
04/30/1636-Nine-month Siege of Schenkenschans ends, Dutch prince Frederick Henry occupies the fortress
10/07/1637-Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda 
07/27/1641-Prince Frederick Henry captures castle of Gennep 
09/05/1644-Siege of Sas van Gent ends, Prince Frederick Henry conquers the city
11/04/1645-Prince Frederick Henry conquers Holly [ed-Hulst?] 
05/02/1652-Frederick Henry's daughter Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick
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Thomas Gayner
English privateer who received a commission of Prince Frederick Henry of Orange in 1633. Gayner was ordered to attack...
Constantijn Huygens
     ***** no match in text
Pieter Jansz Post
...1623, and became painter and architect for Stadhouder Frederick Henry.
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