Dutch History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,606

  • 1583-03-18 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
  • 1585-07-29 University of Franeker/ University of Friesland opens in the Netherlands

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1585-08-10 English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1585-08-14 Queen Elizabeth I of England refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
  • 1586-02-04 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands)
  • 1586-03-08 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
  • 1586-09-22 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish
  • 1587-11-27 Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
  • 1587-12-17 The Earl of Leicester's army leaves Netherlands
  • 1590-03-06 Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau captures heavily protected city of Breda using a small assault force hidden in a peat barge
  • 1593-12-15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
  • 1595-05-02 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1596-05-26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 1596-06-30 English and Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • 1596-07-17 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1596-09-05 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java

  • 1596-09-07 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • 1596-10-31 English, French & Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Triple Covenant"
  • 1597-06-14 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • 1597-08-14 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
  • 1597-08-20 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East
  • 1598-05-06 Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become rulers of the Southern Netherlands
  • 1598-08-21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
  • 1598-11-25 Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam, West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
  • 1601-08-27 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
  • 1602-03-20 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
  • 1603-12-18 First fleet of the Dutch East India Company under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies
  • 1607-04-25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish Portuguese fleet
  • 1608-10-02 Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1609-03-25 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Company to find a passage to Asia

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • 1609-04-09 Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
  • 1609-06-17 Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant
  • 1609-09-01 Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1610-06-10 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
  • 1613-02-20 Gerard Reynst appointed Governor-General of Dutch East Indies
  • 1616-04-23 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England

Historic DiscoveryDirk Hartog Discovers Australia

1616-10-25 Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

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An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
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  • 1617-10-31 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1619-03-12 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
  • 1619-06-02 England and the Netherlands sign treaty about trading in the Indies
  • 1619-07-20 Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
  • 1621-04-09 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • 1621-06-03 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
  • 1621-07-06 Dutch governor general John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda islands, 15,000 die
  • 1623-04-29 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1624-05-10 Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • 1624-06-10 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
  • 1624-08-14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1625-05-01 Prince Frederick Henry appointed viceroy of Holland

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1625-06-02 Prince Frederick Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
  • 1625-09-24 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1625-12-09 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
  • 1626-05-04 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
  • 1626-05-06 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of the Lenape
  • 1627-03-03 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
  • 1627-06-10 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil

  • 1628-09-08 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1629-09-24 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • 1629-10-13 Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
  • 1630-02-14 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1631-11-04 Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 1633-10-22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
  • 1634-04-06 Heeren XIX (the directors of the Dutch West India Company) ask "to secure Eylands Curacao"
  • 1634-07-29 Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
  • 1636-08-04 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
  • 1636-11-17 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • 1637-01-23 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1638-01-03 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • 1638-08-09 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
  • 1641-12-06 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 1642-03-09 English Queen Henriette Maria arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
  • 1642-08-13 Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1642-11-24 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman
  • 1642-12-13 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland
  • 1643-02-25 Pavonia Massacre: Dutch US colonists kill 120 Algonquin Native Americans at Communipaw (New Jersey)
  • 1645-08-30 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))

  • 1646-05-30 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • 1647-05-23 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
  • 1648-01-30 Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years' War
  • 1648-05-15 Treaty of Munster ratified by Spain & Netherlands
  • 1648-11-11 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
  • 1650-04-20 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines

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

Historic DiscoveryCape Colony Founded

1652-04-06 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck

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Jan van Riebeeck arrives in Table Bay
Jan van Riebeeck arrives in Table Bay
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  • 1652-05-29 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
  • 1652-07-06 Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
  • 1652-07-10 England declares war on The Netherlands - beginning of the 1st Anglo-Dutch war
  • 1652-08-26 Battle of Plymouth: General-at-Sea George Ayscue of the Commonwealth of England attacked a convoy of the Dutch Republic commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter. Dutch victory
  • 1652-09-07 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 1652-09-28 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 1653-02-20 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
  • 1653-02-28 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beat Dutch
  • 1653-06-12 - 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch
  • 1653-07-30 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • 1653-08-10 The Battle of Scheveningen, English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1653-08-15 -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea
  • 1654-01-07 Fire after heavy storm destroys two thirds of De Rijp Netherlands, 1 person dies
  • 1654-01-26 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
  • 1654-04-15 England & Netherlands sign peace treaty
  • 1654-10-12 The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,493

  • 1612-09-25 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, born in Bergen-op-Zoom, The Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • 1613-04-07 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • 1614-02-23 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • 1614-04-25 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, born in Gouda, Netherlands (1690)
  • 1615-01-25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1660)
  • 1615-03-28 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • 1618-01-14 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)
  • 1619-04-21 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), born in Culemborg (d. 1677)
  • 1619-05-24 Philips Wouwerman, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1668)
  • 1619-06-07 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist and historian, born in Heusden, Netherlands (d. 1667)
  • 1620-07-29 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philologist/diplomat
  • 1620-10-01 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1683)
  • 1620-10-20 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
  • 1621-08-19 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1674)
  • 1622-01-01 Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist
  • 1622-01-20 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 1622-02-27 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
  • 1622-04-07 Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V & Elizabeth Stuart
  • 1622-11-08 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War), born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1623-06-15 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch statesman (Chatham)

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
  • 1625-11-20 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter, born in Enkhuizen, Dutch Republic (d. 1654)
  • 1626-07-25 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
  • 1626-10-17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • 1627-08-02 Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1628-03-10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1628-04-23 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), born in Amsterdam (d. 1704)
  • 1629-04-07 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1629-09-09 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch naval officer and son of Maarten Tromp, born in Rotterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1691)
  • 1629-12-20 Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch Golden Age painter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1684)
  • 1630-06-10 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1630-08-27 Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter, born in Nootdorp, Netherlands (d. 1693)
  • 1631-12-28 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist

Person of interestJan Vermeer

1632-10-31 Jan Vermeer [Johannes Vermeer], Dutch painter (Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Astronomer), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1675)

Painter Jan Vermeer
Jan Vermeer
  • 1633-12-18 Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
  • 1634-01-25 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman & writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • 1634-07-18 Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91), born in Haarlem, Dutch Republic (d. 1695)
  • 1635-02-25 Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
  • 1635-04-16 Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1681)
  • 1635-05-04 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies), born in Larike, Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1720)
  • 1635-12-18 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1636-02-12 Herman Witsius [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1637-02-10 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, Dutch daughter of Frederick Henry
  • 1637-02-12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist and entomologist (Bible of Nature)
  • 1637-03-05 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and inventor (fire hose; street lighting), born in Gorinchem, South Holland
  • 1637-08-20 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1638-88), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • 1637-11-21 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (Friend of Abandoned Child), born in Amsterdam (d. 1669)
  • 1638-03-23 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
  • 1638-06-15 Samuel Apostool, Dutch vicar/theologist (The Sun)
  • 1638-07-06 Gerrit Berckheyde, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1698)
  • 1639-10-14 Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), born in Indian Ocean en route to Mauritius (d. 1712)
  • 1640-11-26 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Liège (d. 1725)
  • 1641-07-30 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, born in Schoonhoven, Netherlands (d. 1673)
  • 1641-11-23 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)
  • 1642-11-16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1644-07-12 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (David's holy saint graduals), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1711)
  • 1644-09-05 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)
  • 1644-09-14 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, born in Hemmen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1716)
  • 1644-12-30 Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
  • 1645-10-26 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • 1647-09-04 Gerhard Noodt, Dutch lawyer, born in Nijemegen, Netherlands (d. 1725)
  • 1647-10-03 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1713)
  • 1653-10-18 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)
  • 1654-05-11 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
  • 1654-07-31 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician and diplomat
  • 1654-08-10 Bernard Nieuwentyt, Dutch physician/theologist
  • 1655-02-03 Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
  • 1655-09-19 Jan Luyts, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • 1656-03-10 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • 1657-01-18 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1696)
  • 1657-06-14 Cornelis Cruys [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian Dutch admiral, commanded the Russian Baltic fleet, born in Stravanger, Denmark-Norway (d. 1727)
  • 1657-08-10 Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
  • 1658-02-13 Jan B. Wellekens, Dutch poet and painter
  • 1659-01-21 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
  • 1659-02-01 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator and explorer (1st European to discover Easter Island), born in Middleburg, Netherlands (d. 1729)
  • 1659-05-16 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist
  • 1659-07-23 Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1734)
  • 1659-12-20 Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer & statesman, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1746)
  • 1660-03-28 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1719)
  • 1660-04-24 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter and engraver, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1704)
  • 1660-06-03 Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, baptized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. c. 1712)
  • 1664-01-14 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • 1664-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg), born in Amsterdam (d. 1721)
  • 1666-04-17 François Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • 1668-07-06 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1741)
  • 1668-12-31 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch botanist & physician, born in Voorhout, Netherlands (d. 1738)
  • 1669-06-24 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname, Algeria), born in Paris (d. 1740)
  • 1669-11-23 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
  • 1669-12-16 Arnold van Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
  • 1678-12-02 Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer), born in West-Vlieland, Netherlands (d. 1754)
  • 1679-12-10 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, born in The Hague (d. 1753)
  • 1682-03-07 Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, born in Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1737)
  • 1682-04-15 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • 1683-01-17 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
  • 1684-01-01 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • 1684-02-21 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
  • 1685-01-07 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
  • 1685-01-18 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
  • 1686-02-10 Johann F Gronovius, Dutch physician/botany
  • 1687-07-03 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d.1763)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,377

  • 1616-06-12 Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
  • 1616-08-08 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
  • 1617-01-01 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch artist & engraver, dies at ~58
  • 1617-01-17 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • 1617-02-04 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • 1624-02-21 Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
  • 1626-10-30 Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46
  • 1626-12-15 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1627-02-22 Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
  • 1627-09-20 Jan Gruter, Flemish-born Dutch critic, dies at 66
  • 1629-03-29 Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • 1629-04-08 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologian and vicar, dies at 50

Person of interestPiet Heyn

1629-06-18 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, shot by cannonball during a skirmish with privateers at 51

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn
  • 1630-11-18 Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1631-12-27 John Pijnas, Dutch painter, buried at about 47
  • 1634-05-15 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (b. 1585)
  • 1635-03-19 Pieter Christiaensz Bor, Dutch historian, dies
  • 1637-05-10 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37
  • 1637-05-19 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, dies at 48
  • 1637-08-13 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies
  • 1638-03-19 Paul Moreelse, Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
  • 1639-08-07 Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
  • 1640-02-04 Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1640-12-06 Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75
  • 1641-10-31 Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41
  • 1643-04-04 Simon Episcopius [Bisschop], Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • 1645-08-28 Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law, dies at 62
  • 1646-03-20 Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35

Person of interestFrederick Henry

1647-03-14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1649-03-09 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier, executed at 58
  • 1649-03-17 Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
  • 1649-05-14 Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (b. 1600)
  • 1649-08-02 Elisabeth Bas, wife of Dutch Adm Swartenhondt, dies at about 78
  • 1649-12-04 Outgert Arisz Akersloot, Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73
  • 1651-10-27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, dies at 65
  • 1651-12-06 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
  • 1652-09-16 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
  • 1653-02-21 Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
  • 1653-03-23 Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48
  • 1654-01-17 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1655-06-30 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, dies at 81
  • 1655-09-03 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, dies at 56
  • 1656-02-27 Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies
  • 1656-04-27 Jan van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 60
  • 1657-03-26 Jacob van Eyck, Dutch blind flautist and carillonneur, dies at 69
  • 1658-02-05 Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
  • 1658-11-08 Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • 1658-11-08 Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound, at age 59
  • 1660-02-02 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
  • 1660-02-15 Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72
  • 1660-02-18 Judith Leyster, Dutch painter, buried at 50
  • 1660-04-30 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84
  • 1660-05-29 Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  • 1660-09-12 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), dies at 82
  • 1661-01-01 Pieter Claesz, Dutch still-life painter, dies at ~63
  • 1661-09-12 Jacobus de la Torra, RC apostole vicar of Holland, dies at about 53
  • 1662-11-20 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)
  • 1664-04-04 Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1665-02-28 Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies
  • 1665-05-31 Pieter J Saenredam, Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67
  • 1666-01-18 Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • 1666-06-15 Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies
  • 1666-08-26 Frans Hals, Dutch painter (b. circa 1580)
  • 1666-10-12 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk, dies at 66
  • 1667-10-24 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1668-11-16 Antoon Anselmo, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1669-11-04 Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
  • 1672-08-20 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49

Person of interestJohan de Witt

1672-08-20 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and advisor of Holland, lynched at 46

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • 1673-03-28 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, buried at 51
  • 1673-05-07 Johannes Teellinck, Dutch vicar, dies at about 58
  • 1673-08-17 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, dies of possible suicide at 32
  • 1673-08-21 Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
  • 1673-12-28 Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
  • 1674-01-10 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
  • 1674-06-11 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • 1674-10-22 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, dies at 53
  • 1675-02-09 Gerrit Dou / Gerard Douw, Dutch painter (b. 1613)

Person of interestJan Vermeer

1675-12-15 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Girl with a Pearl Earring), dies at 43

Painter Jan Vermeer
Jan Vermeer
  • 1676-04-29 Michiel A. de Ruyter, Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69
  • 1676-11-01 Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (b. 1589)
  • 1676-12-26 Domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies
  • 1677-01-18 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), dies at 57
  • 1677-11-09 Aert van der Neer, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73
  • 1677-12-12 Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle
  • 1678-01-04 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
  • 1678-05-05 Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet, spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70
  • 1679-02-03 Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
  • 1679-02-05 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), dies at 91
  • 1679-03-27 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, dies at 38
  • 1679-08-20 Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • 1679-09-17 Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50
  • 1679-10-24 Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
  • 1679-11-30 Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45
  • 1680-02-17 Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist and entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
  • 1680-08-24 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • 1681-10-07 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philological/diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1681-12-08 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
  • 1682-01-13 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55