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(Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

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"Netherlands, called also Hol’land, a maritime kingdom on the western border of continental Europe, lying be tween lat. 51° 10' and 53° 30' N. and lon. 3° 20' and 7° 20' E. On the W. and N. it is bounded by the North Sea, on the E. by Prussia, and on the S. by Belgium. The river Ems marks the boundary towards Hanover; but between the Netherlands and the Prussian provinces W. of the Rhine the line is fixed by conventions rather than by nature; on the S., also, the boundary towards Belgium from the left bank of the Meuse or Maas to the sea, though de fined accurately by the treaty of November, 1831, to which the chief powers of Europe were parties, is not marked by any natural features. The country thus marked out has an extent from N. to S. of 150 miles, with a breadth from W. to E. of 120 miles throughout; area, 12,680 square miles. The grand duchy of Luxemburg, though subject to the Dutch monarch as grand duke, forms no part of the kingdom proper..."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
    "In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657....Read MORE...


  • 1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • News 1717 - December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed

    onthisday.com
    December 25, 1717

  • 1719 - February 12 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1734 - November 8 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands

    onthisday.com

  • 1735 - November 30 - States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

    onthisday.com

  • 1745 - England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1748 - Riot broke out in Amsterdam after public execution; over 200 killed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • (1780 - 1783) Netherlands at war with England

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1784 - Peace of Versailles ended war between France, England, Holland; Holland banned orange clothes

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1793 - France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1800 - Population of the Dutch Empire (French Republic) - 6,200,000


  • 1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  •  Netherlands
    The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
    The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])
  •  Netherlands
    The Royal Palace at the Hague
    The Illustrated London News, 1849
  • 1870 - Amstel Brewery opened (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  •  Netherlands
    Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
    Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
  • News 1888 - Marriage by the Glove.
    A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) - 42,746,000


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    Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)
  • 1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 11, 1919



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The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])

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The Royal Palace at the Hague
The Illustrated London News, 1849

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Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])


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Netherlands
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Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)
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  • History of the Netherlands in 5 Minutes
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  • 1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
    "In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657.... Read MORE...

  • 1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • News  1717 - December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed
    onthisday.com
    December 25, 1717
  • 1719 - February 12 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded
    www.onthisday.com
  • 1734 - November 8 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
    onthisday.com
  • 1735 - November 30 - States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
    onthisday.com
  • 1745 - England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1748 - Riot broke out in Amsterdam after public execution; over 200 killed
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • (1780 - 1783) Netherlands at war with England
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1784 - Peace of Versailles ended war between France, England, Holland; Holland banned orange clothes
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1793 - France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1800 - Population of the Dutch Empire (French Republic) - 6,200,000
  • 1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands)
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1870 - Amstel Brewery opened (Netherlands)
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • News  1888 - Marriage by the Glove.
    A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) - 42,746,000
  • 1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
    www.wikipedia.org
    July 11, 1919

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