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Egmont, Lamoral, Comte d'

Born: 1522 AD
Died: 1568 AD
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Dutch-Flemish general, hero, and politician

 

stadholder of Flanders and Artois 1559-1567

 

opposed Duke of Alva and informed Philip II of abuses by Spanish authorities in Netherlands

 

with Count Horn, executed on orders of Alva's Council of Blood, helping to precipitate national uprising against Spain

 

subject of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's verse drama "Egmont" 1788