Ginkel, Godart van, 1st earl of Athlone

Ginkel, Godart van, 1st earl of Athlone

(gō`därt vän gĭng`kəl), 1644–1703, Dutch general in the service of William IIIWilliam III,
1650–1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
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 of England. He accompanied (1688) William to England and took part in William's victory over James II in the battle of the BoyneBoyne,
river, c.70 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Bog of Allen, Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland, and flowing NE through Co. Meath, past Trim, to the Irish Sea near Drogheda. Salmon is caught in the river.
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. He then (1690) became commander in chief of the army in Ireland, capturing Ballymore and Athlone, winning a decisive, bloody victory at Aughrim, and taking Limerick, where peace was made (1691). In the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14) he commanded the Dutch wing of the forces under the duke of Marlborough.
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