Editors. "William of Orange is assassinated on Philip II's orders". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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William of Orange is assassinated on Philip II's orders (55 words)
Historical Context Note
William the Silent, Prince of Orange, is assassinated by a Catholic fanatic, Balthazar Gerard, with the support of Philip II of Spain, who had offered a reward of 25 000 crowns for the murder of this rebel leader. William is succeeded as Stadtholder of Holland by his son, Maurice of Nassau, with Oldenbarneveldt as his chief deputy.15300 William of Orange is assassinated on Philip II's orders 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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