Egmont, Lamoral, Count of

Egmont, Lamoral, Count of, born in Hainault; became attached to the Court of Charles V., by whom, for distinguished military and diplomatic services, he was appointed governor of Flanders; fell into disfavour for espousing the cause of the Protestants of the Netherlands, and was beheaded in Brussels by the Duke of Alva; his career and fate form the theme of Goethe's tragedy “Egmont,” a play nothing as a drama, but charming as a picture of the two chief characters in the piece, Egmont and Clärchen.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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