The original map by Jacob van Deventer was lost, but this copy by the Italian Michele Tramezini survived. This map is in the Lafreri Atlas, after one of the leading map-publishers of the period, Antonio Lafreri.
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.