Breda


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Breda

(brādä`), city (1994 pop. 129,125), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands, at the confluence of the Mark and Aa rivers. It is an industrial and transportation center. Manufactures include machinery, textiles, and canned foods. Breda was founded by the 11th cent. The city was successfully besieged (1624–25) by the Spaniards under Ambrogio SpinolaSpinola, Ambrogio
, 1569–1630, Spanish general, b. Italy, of a noble Genoese family. In 1602, Spinola entered Spanish service in the Netherlands. He took (1604) Ostend from Maurice of Nassau after a long siege and then carried the war into the northern provinces.
..... Click the link for more information.
; the surrender of its heroic garrison is the subject of a famous painting by VelázquezVelázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
, 1599–1660, b. Seville. He was the most celebrated painter of the Spanish school. Early Life and Work
..... Click the link for more information.
. Points of interest in the city include a 13th-century Gothic church (Groote Kerk) and a castle (now a military academy).

Breda

a city in the S Netherlands, in North Brabant province: residence of Charles II of England during his exile. Pop.: 164 000 (2003 est.)
References in periodicals archive ?
Expect a tight first half with Breda growing in confidence and stature as the game progresses.
Then for his second consecutive year, van Breda Kolff had the Lakers in the finals against nemesis Boston.
A heavy police presence was maintained after the game, but Mr van Hooijdonk said the Newcastle and Breda fans were mingling peacefully and enjoying the evening together.
Newcastle United fan Michael McCarthy, 22, of Chester-le-Street, who witnessed the outbreak of the violence, said: "The square was full of Newcastle and Breda fans and they had been getting on fine all day.
You have done it once before Breda, maybe you can do it again.
Breda has eve ivited her X Factor metor Sharo Osboure ad rock husbad Ozzy to come alog to see the show whe it heads to theMidlads ext moth, but says it might be tricky because Sharo is filmig America's Got Talet at the momet.
PJ MARA'S beloved wife Breda is fighting a losing battle against cancer, The Irish Sunday Mirror can reveal.
And Jan van Breda Kolff gave up an office in Malibu for this?
Toddler Breda Devine, who was 20 months old, died in the August 15 atrocity in 1998 while shopping with her family for shoes to go with a flowergirl's dress.
Herman Hertzberger's latest building, a theatre complex in Breda, reflects both his current preoccupations with form and materiality, and the wider concerns of Dutch architects faced with increasing constraints on creativity.