Adolf of Nassau
Adolf of Nassau (11 July 1540-23 May 1568) was a Count of Nassau and a younger brother of William the Silent. Adolf was one of the original leaders of the Dutch Revolt, and he was killed at the Battle of Heiligerlee in 1568.


Adolf of Nassau was the sixth child of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and Juliana of Stolberg, and he was the second youngest brother of William the Silent and a brother of Louis of Nassau and Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg. Adolf fought against the Ottomans at Szigetvar in 1566 while in Habsburg service, only to take part in his brother William's uprising against Habsburg Spain in 1567. Louis and Adolf fought against the Spanish at Heiligerlee in May 1568, and Adolf was killed while ambushing Spanish troops at a monastery.

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