Maurice of Nassau


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Mau·rice of Nassau

 (môr′ĭs, mŏr′-)Prince of Orange. 1567-1625.
Dutch general and politician whose strategic and material improvements to the Dutch army led to the repulsion of Spanish forces from Dutch territory (1590-1609).

Mau′rice of Nas′sau

(ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-, mɔˈris)

n.
1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
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On December 8, 1594, William Louis of Nassau, one of the commanders of the Dutch army, sent a letter to his cousin, Maurice of Nassau, in which he suggested a new way to deploy musketeers on the battlefield that significantly increased their rate of fire.
When will he learn of the spyglass that caused such a stir when presented to Count Maurice of Nassau at The Hague?
Eva van Hooijdonk extends this approach to the collection of Latin epigrams on Prince Maurice of Nassau that Hugo Grotius composed around 1600 to accompany a series of engravings depicting various Dutch successes in the revolt against the Spanish.
Descartes would likely not have encountered Isaac Beeckman had he not been travelling with the army of Maurice of Nassau in 1619.
He then went to Holland to serve in the army of Prince Maurice of Nassau.
A 30-foot drop would surely be enough to show the difference if Aristotle's proposition were true, contends Simon Stevin, engineer to Prince Maurice of Nassau.
Sluis had been conquered by Farnese in 1587, but the town fell into the hands of Maurice of Nassau in 1604, at about the same time, in September 1604, that Ostend was conquered by the troops of the Archduke Albert led by Ambrosio Spinola.