Nielsen Hayden genealogy
Nicasius de Sille1543 - 1600 (57 years)
Name Nicasius de Sille Birth 3 Aug 1543 Mechelen, the Netherlands [1, 2] Gender Male Death 22 Aug 1600 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Person ID I16797 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TWK Last Modified 10 Dec 2017
Father Nicolaas de Sille Mother Barbara van der Goes Family ID F10494 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Genoveve de Romaignan d. 21 Jul 1572, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium Marriage 31 Jan 1571 Namur, Wallonia, Belgium [2, 3] Children + 1. Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim, b. 1 Mar 1572, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium d. 2 Jan 1637, The Hague, Netherlands (Age 64 years) Family ID F10488 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 10 Dec 2017
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Nicasius de Sille was a 16th-century statesman [...] who served as a special ambassador from the Netherlands to several nations, and as secretary to future Holy Roman Emperor Matthias. [...]
In 1576, Nicasius was sent by the state to annex Gelderland. In 1577, he became the pensionary of Namur, and represented the city at the Assembly of Brussels. The following year he signed the Union of Brussels.
In 1578, he became secretary to the Council of State for Archduke Matthias, who had become governor-general of the Netherlands as a result of the Dutch revolt, and secretary for the General States. After the fall of the Southern Provinces, de Sille removed to Holland where he became pensionary of Amsterdam while maintaining his duties as secretary. In 1579, on a mission to secure Mechlin, he was arrested and imprisoned out of revenge, but was released shortly thereafter.
In 1584, de Sille made up the conditions of homage of Prince William to negotiate with the Earl of Leicester pertaining to control of the Netherlands. Later that year Nicasius was sent as a deputy to the States-General, marking the first of repeated terms until his death in 1600.
In 1587, de Sille was sent as a special ambassador to England, appearing at the embassy before Queen Elizabeth. He is mentioned in Elizabeth's "Calendar of State Papers Foreign" on several occasions. Following the successful mission, Nicasius was sent as a special ambassador several times to Denmark, Germany, and France. He would also serve twice as a commissioner of the Army.
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