Anthonie Schetz (Schetz van Grobbendonck) (1564 - 1641)

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Birthplace: Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Death: Died in City of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Occupation: Heer van Tilburg, Goirle, Pulle, Pulderbos en Wezemaal
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Anthonie Schetz (Schetz van Grobbendonck)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthonie_Schetz

Anthonie Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonk (1564, Antwerp - 1640 or 1641, Brussels) was a military commander of the Spanish-Imperial armies during the Thirty Years' War. He was baron (and from 1637 count) of Grobbendonk, lord of Tilburg and Goirle, Pulle and Pulderbos, and Wezemaal. Until 1629 he was Spain's military governor of 's-Hertogenbosch, captain of a cavalry regiment and a knight of the order of Santiago.


Early life


The son of Gaspar Schetz and Catharina d'Ursel from the noble Ursel family, he was baptised in Antwerp in August 1564. His parents had 21 children in total, of which 8 survived to adulthood. His father was from the Schetzenbergh family, a German patrician family from Schmalkalden, and he was the chief banker in Antwerp, financing several merchants such as his brothers Melchior and Balthazar, who traded to Russia and Brazil. Gaspar was also banker to Philip II of Spain, giving him a political role and making him a leading figure in the Antwerp of the second half of the 16th century.


[edit] Marriages


In 1582 Anthonie married Barbara Karremans and after her early death in 1604 he remarried to Maria van Malsen, daughter of Hubert van Malsen and heiress of Tilburg, a lordship in Goirle that through her father Hubert had been made allodial by paying the asking price of 8,000 guilders to outbid a previous lord from the related Van Haestrecht family - a century earlier it had been loaned to Joanna, Duchess of Brabant. This marriage made Antonie lord of Tilburg and Goirlie and after 1629, when 's-Hertogenbosch was handed over to the Dutch Republic, Schetz recognised the Republic as their owner and overlord.


Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch (Eighty Years' War)


As a Catholic, Schetz joined the Catholic side and by 1589 was governor of 's-Hertogenbosch. Under his leadership the city fought off two attempts at capture by Maurice of Nassau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_%27s-Hertogenbosch

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Anthonie Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonk's Timeline

1564
August 1564
Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
1582
1582
Age 17
1604
1604
Age 39
1605
1605
Age 40
1611
1611
Age 46
's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Nederland
1629
August 29, 1629
Age 65
's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Nederland
1630
1630
Age 65
1641
1641
Age 76
City of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium