Dordrecht in History

Historical Events

  • 1407-01-03 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
  • 1528-02-12 Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power
  • 1559-03-14 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
  • 1650-12-21 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
  • 1990-07-01 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht

Famous Birthdays

  • 1589-02-07 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • 1958-12-25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
  • 1961-03-13 Cor Lems, soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1964-09-26 Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90
  • 1967-02-19 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • 1967-07-10 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968-07-08 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968-09-02 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968-10-22 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • 1969-08-29 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • 1970-12-24 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen)
  • 1971-02-04 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971-06-09 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • 1971-08-28 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1972-01-31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1972-09-19 Eric van de Merwe, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973-06-26 Mischa Smoking, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973-07-26 Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975-05-23 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975-10-13 Leo Koswal, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)

Famous Deaths

  • 1425-01-05 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1674-01-10 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84