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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1650-12-21 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • 1883-08-16 Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1558-08-19 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer and historian (Historia Belgica), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1607)
  • 1589-02-07 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • 1599-10-10 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1673)

Person of interestJohan de Witt

1625-09-24 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and advisor of Holland, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1672)

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • 1627-08-02 Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1645-10-26 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • 1660-03-28 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1719)
  • 1664-01-14 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • 1666-04-17 Fran├žois Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • 1756-10-02 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1815)
  • 1773-01-05 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter & drawer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • 1816-06-29 Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (1852-53), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • 1850-08-14 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), born in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (d. 1921)
  • 1859-06-10 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1881)
  • 1867-04-11 John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1887-12-15 Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch Tribe), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1918-08-07 C. Buddingh', Dutch poet, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1939-04-13 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943-12-15 Lucien den Arend, Dutch geometric abstract sculptor, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1958-12-25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • 1961-03-13 Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
  • 1964-12-24 Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1965-10-07 Juul Ellerman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Twente), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1967-01-12 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 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)
  • 1970-12-24 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1971-02-04 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971-06-09 Romano Sion, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1972-01-31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-19 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973-07-26 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975-05-23 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975-10-13 Leo Koswal, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Breda, Netherlands

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