|2.34 km 2
2.22 km 2
0.12 km 2
|Residents||1,340 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Important traffic route|
|Website||Homepage of Heiligerlee|
Heiligerlee is a small town with 1,340 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the east of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands , about 3 km west of the city of Winschoten . In terms of local politics, Heiligerlee belongs to the Oldambt municipality .
In Heiligerlee began on May 23, 1568 the battle of heiligerlee the Eighty Years' War between the Dutch Republic and Spain . In this first battle 4200 Wassergeusen under the leadership of Count Ludwig and Adolf von Oranien-Nassau , brothers of Wilhelm von Oranien , fought against 3200 well-trained soldiers of the Catholic-Spanish army commanded by Count Johann von Ligne . The Geusen won; but Adolf of Orange-Nassau fell in this battle.
To commemorate the battle you can find a monument in Heiligerlee, which was erected on the 300th anniversary of the battle in 1868 by King Wilhelm III. was revealed.
- Website of the village (Dutch)
- Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 ( Memento of the original from June 29, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek , accessed June 29, 2018 (Dutch)