Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange
b.1 Nov 1567 Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hessen, Germany
d.23 Apr 1625 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
m. 24 Aug 1561
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Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (14 November 1567, Dillenburg – 23 April 1625) was sovereign Prince of Orange from 1618, on the death of his eldest half brother, Philip William, Prince of Orange, (1554–1618). Maurice was stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (except in the province of Friesland) from earliest 1585 until his death in 1625.
Maurice organised the Dutch rebellion against Spain into a coherent, successful revolt and won fame as a military strategist. Maurice set out to revive and revise the classical doctrines of Vegetius and pioneered the new European forms of armament and drill.