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