Gilles de Berlaymont (c.1545 - 1579)

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Death: Died in Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands
Cause of death: Died in battle
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Gilles de Berlaymont

Gilles van Berlaymont (c. 1545 – Maastricht, June 18 1579) was stadtholder for the Spanish Crown of Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen and Overijssel (1572-1573), stadtholder of Guelders (1572-1577), substitute stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht (1574-1577), stadtholder of Namur and Artois (after 1578) and baron of Hierges.

He was the son of Charles de Berlaymont and Adriana de Ligne Barbançon, and a brother of Claude de Berlaymont.

On September 2, 1577 he became a member of the Council of State.

In 1567 Gilles commanded the Siege of Valenciennes, the first siege of the Eighty Years' War. He captured and sacked Schoonhoven, and Oudewater in August 1575. He was killed during the Siege of Maastricht (1579).

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May 18, 1579
Age 34
Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands