1795-1806 Batavian Republic - The proclamation of the Batavian Republic in 1795 brought an end - after over two centuries - to the once glorious Dutch Republic. The new state was a virtual satellite of France and stood for the ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, fraternity. --- By Joostik - Eigen werk, CC BY-SA 3.0
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch: ( born 15 July 1606 Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) – died 4 October 1669 (aged 63) Amsterdam, Dutch Republic was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Movement:Dutch Golden Age Baroque
1572 - Conquests by the "Geuzen" and the House of Orange. The Geuzen (the Beggars) was a name assumed by the confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles, who from 1566 opposed Spanish rule in the Netherlands. The most successful group of them operated at sea, and so were called Watergeuzen. The Capture of Brielle by the Watergeuzen in 1572 provided the first foothold on land for the rebels, who would conquer the northern Netherlands and establish an independent Dutch Republic.
A Dutch engraved armorial light baluster goblet, mid 18th century, engraved with the arms of William V of Orange-Nassau, verso the lion shield of the Dutch Republic, supported on triple knops above an inverted baluster section and a conical foot, 20.5cm high. Willem V (1748-1806) was the last stadtholder of the Dutch Republic until the French Revolutionary Wars when he fled into exile, dying in Brunswick in 1806.
Oversize model of a gun ship, De Zeven Provincien,from 1666-1674, was the flangship of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter,one the most famous sea officers the Dutch Republic had ever seen.I I love the antique ships!!!!