About Daniel de Hertaing
Daniel Hertaing , Lord of Marquette (? - 1625 ) was a colonel of the Walloon regiment , serving the United Provinces , who became famous during the campaign of Flanders .
Refugee Protestant native of Hainault, he participated in the Battle of Nieuwpoort (1600) as head of the Walloon regiment of New Beggars. Close to Maurice of Nassau, he was the last Governor of Ostend and lost his right arm and left leg during the siege of the city. Having received approval of the States General, he signed with his left hand the capitulation of the city September 20, 1604. He was then Lieutenant General of Cavalry, before retiring to Heemskerk . He acquired a property he called "Marquette" in memory of his home country.