Netherlands timeline

Events

Storm surge kills 25,000; sixty parishes destroyed in Slesvig

1362

Mary of Burgundy, heiress of all Netherlands, married Maximilian I of Habsburg family of Austria

1477

Plague killed thousands

1489 - 1490

Protestant Reformation swept across Europe; Dutch Protestants persecuted by Roman Catholics

1500 - 1509

King Charles I of Spain rules Netherlands

1516

Emperor Charles V beat uprising against taxes in Ghent; nine leaders beheaded, one hanged

1540

Emperor Charles V beat uprising against taxes in Ghent; nine leaders beheaded, one hanged

1540

William I, Prince of Orange, led revolt against Spanish government; Duke of Alba declared William of Orange an outlaw; Holy office condemned all inhabitants of Netherlands to death as heretics; Eighty

1568

Dutch conquered Brazil

1630 - 1654

English and Dutch fleet beat France at Battle of La Hogue; French forces defeated English at Battle of Steenkerke in Netherlands

1692

England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France

1701

England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy

1745

Netherlands at war with England

1780 - 1783

France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands

1793

Napoleon Bonaparte imposed new constitution

1800