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).
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Mau′rice of Nas′sau

(ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-, mɔˈris)

n.
1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
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Originally the residence of Count John Maurice of Nassau, the Mauritshuis is now a privatized museum which features the collection of paintings of William V, Prince of Orange, the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic.
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. In 1622 he returned to France, but six years later he returned to Holland where he began to write The World in 1629.
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. He and a fellow experimenter reported in 1586 that they had dropped two lead balls, one 10 times the other in weight, from such a height onto a plank.