Maximiliaan van Egmont, graaf van Buren en Leerdam

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Maximiliaan van Egmont, heer van Ijsselstein

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Death: Died in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Place of Burial: Sint Lambertuskerk, Buren, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren and Margaretha de Glymes
Husband of Françoise de Lannoy
Father of Anna van Egmont van Buren and Alexander van Ijsselstein, heer van Gameren
Brother of Anna van Egmont and Walburga van Egmond

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About Maximiliaan van Egmont, graaf van Buren en Leerdam

Maximiliaan, graaf van Egmont, Buren en Leerdam

In 1537 he was in the service of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and was made a member of the Order of the golden Fleece for distinguishing himself as military commander of the Dutch army against France.

In England he is rememberd as an ally of Henry VIII during the period of wae between England, Scotland and France (1544-1551) known as 'The Rough Wooing'.

After the 1544 seige of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Egmont presented the king with the basilisk Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol as a gift for his young daughter the future Elizabeth I.

He died of sickness in 1548. On his death bed he wore full armor and drank to the health of the Holy Roman Emperor. (car)

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Maximiliaan van Egmont, graaf van Buren en Leerdam's Timeline

1509
1509
1531
1531
Age 22
1533
March 1533
Age 24
Grave, Nederlande
1548
December 24, 1548
Age 40
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
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Buren, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands