On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1577

  • Nov 10 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1660)

Person of interestPiet Heyn

Nov 25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, born in Delft (d. 1629)

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn