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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