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Engelbert II of Nassau was count of Nassau and Vianden, lord of Breda and Lek, Diest, Roosendaal, Nispen and Wouw. He was a soldier and courtier, for some time leader of the Privy council of the Duchy of Burgundy, and a significant patron of the arts. His father was Jan IV of Nassau and his mother was Maria of Loon-Heinsberg. On December 19 1468 he married Cimburga van Baden in Koblenz.

He was lord of Breda between 1475 and 1504. In 1472 he concluded a treaty with his brother Jan V of Nassau-Vianden-Diez in which he received the possessions left of the Rhine. Charles the Bold made him a knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1473. After the death of Charles the bold, Engelbert entered in the service of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who had married Charles's daughter Mary of Burgundy. In 1487, he is captured by the French in the Battle of Béthune, and released for ransom 2 years later. In 1496 he was appointed stadtholder of Flanders.

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Engelbert II of Nassau was count of Nassau and Vianden, lord of Breda and Lek, Diest, Roosendaal, Nispen and Wouw. He was a soldier and courtier, for some time leader of the Privy council of the Duchy of Burgundy, and a significant patron of the arts. His father was Jan IV of Nassau and his mother was Maria of Loon-Heinsberg. On December 19 1468 he married Cimburga van Baden in Koblenz.

He was lord of Breda between 1475 and 1504. In 1472 he concluded a treaty with his brother Jan V of Nassau-Vianden-Diez in which he received the possessions left of the Rhine. Charles the Bold made him a knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1473. After the death of Charles the bold, Engelbert entered in the service of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who had married Charles's daughter Mary of Burgundy. In 1487, he is captured by the French in the Battle of Béthune, and released for ransom 2 years later. In 1496 he was appointed stadtholder of Flanders. More...

 
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