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Maurice of Nassau


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Dutch general and politician whose strategic and material improvements to the Dutch army led to the repulsion of Spanish forces from Dutch territory (1590–1609).


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  • The brain and the diplomatic skill of the great statesman would, however, have been of little avail without the aid of the military abilities of Maurice of Nassau.

    History of Holland

  • The governor-general, however, appointed Sonoy Stadholder of West Friesland, and was thus infringing the rights and jurisdiction of Maurice of Nassau.

    History of Holland

  • The island to the east received the name of Staten Island, and that to the west the name of Maurice of Nassau.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World


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