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Gueux de mer

(Fr. “beggars of the sea”). Malcontents and desperadoes of Eur. who took to the sea in the late 1560s; opposed Sp. tyranny and RCm in the Neth. Called “beggars” because they were ready to become beggars for their cause. See also Gorkum Martyrs.


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