Pacification of Ghent

The Pacification of Ghent is a self- Ghent on November 8, 1576 contract by which Holland and Zealand and the southern provinces mutually promised help to drive out the Spanish troops from Dutch soil.

Soon after signing the contract occurred in the remaining northern provinces of the Pacification of Ghent. The governor-general Juan de Austria had the so-called Eternal Edict of Marche- en- Famennian on February 12, 1577 to approve the pacification, whereupon the Spaniards left the country.

  • Contract
  • History of the Netherlands in the early modern period
  • 1576
  • Ghent
  • Eighty Years' War
  • History ( Flanders)