About Maximiliaan van Egmont, graaf van Buren en Leerdam
Maximiliaan, graaf van Egmont, Buren en Leerdam
- Maximiliaan van Egmont - Wikipedia - English
- Maximilien d'Egmont - Wikipedia - Français
- about - The van Egmonds, Claes Vigh & The Aldenhaag Golden Fleece
- born / died - (1509 - 1548)
- father - Floris van Egmont
- married - François de Lannoy in 1531
- children - Anna van Egmont, who later married William the Silent, Prince of Orange in 1551
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)
Maximiliaan van Egmont, graaf van Buren en Leerdam's Timeline
Grave, Grave, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
December 24, 1548
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Buren, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands