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bishop of Haarlem and abbot of Egmond Abbey from 1562 to 1569. Van Nieuwland became bishop when he was still young. He became titular bishop of Hebron in 1541. He was also assistant bishop of Utrecht. In 1559 a new diocese was introduced, the diocese Haarlem, and Nicolaas van Nieuwland became bishop of this new diocese on November 6, 1561. He entered the city on February 1, 1562 with a formal procession. Van Nieuwland also became abbot of Egmond Abbey at the same time.
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11/28/1569-Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign because of his reputation as a drunkard 
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