Nycasius de Clibano (fl. 1457-1497), composer and singer

He was active in ‘s-Hertogenbosch from 1457 to 1497. In 1457, he was lead singer of the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Confraternity, in the following year he married and in 1466-1467 joined as a member of this confraternity. In the years 1470 he was appointed ‘ sworn brother ‘ of the confraternity, which meant that he at that time belonged to the spiritual state, because only clerics were eligible for this honorable title. One of his tasks as a member of the confraternity was searching for new singers from other cities.

Jheronimus de Clibano (ca. 1459-1503), composer and singer

He was a son of Nycasius de Clibano, who preceded him as a composer and singer. His brother, Jan de Clibano, is only known as a singer. By november 1484 and early 1488, he was a singer of the Bossche Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Confraternity. Jheronimus de Clibano, like his father, was also appointed ‘ sworn brother ‘ (member in top grade) of this confraternity.

Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516), painter

Posthumous also known as Jeroen Bosch or Hieronymus Bosch and Jheronimus van Aken, was a Dutch Northern renaissance painter. He went down in history as ‘ the duvelmakere ‘ (the creator of Devils) and as a painter of satirical performances, but he is of particular significance as innovator of the existing image tradition. He was inventive at using existing patterns and devised a series of new compositions. The consequence of this is that the precise meaning of some of his work today is unknown. Although he already was a famous painter during his life and orders of the Ducal Court in Brussels, very little is known about him.

Jan Heyns (†1516), architect

The Bruges architect Jan Heyns was active in ‘s-Hertogenbosch from 1495. Here he was superintendent of the current St. John’s Cathedral. The building of this was in full swing during this period. Under his leadership the chapel of ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwe Confraternity’ direction (the current h. sacrament Chapel) was completed in 1496 and all but the 16th Tower of the Roman Sint Jan was demolished to make way for the nave in 1505. In appreciation for his work, Heyns was admitted to ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwe Confraternity’ as sworn brother.

Frederik van Egmont (ca. 1440-1521), Duke of Buren and Leerdam

Lord of IJsselstein, count of Buren and Leerdam and Councillor-Chamberlain of Charles the bold and Maximilian I of Austria. He was also Lord of Cranendonck and Eindhoven. His nickname was: Cross-eyed Gijs. Second son of Willem IV of Egmont and Walburga van Meurs. In 1492 he was awarded by Maximilian the titles count of Buren and count of Leerdam. In 1499 he was sworn as ‘ brother ‘ admitted to the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Confraternity.

Willem van Oranje (24 april 1533 – 10 juli 1584)

Prince of Orange, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, better known as William of Orange or under his nickname William the Silent, and father of the fatherland, was initially stadtholder (substitute) for the reigning Lord of the Netherlands.