MARRIAGE 9 December 1756 Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
World Events (7)
England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.
A four year war with England was fought.
An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.
North German: of disputed origin; either a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from Middle Low German reep ‘rope’, or alternatively, a nickname for a feeble or very thin person, from Middle Low German ref, rif ‘body’, ‘skeleton’.