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S.W. van Idsinga. Rear-Admiral
F.P.J. de Ruyter de Wildt
P.C. Kok, Commodore Rtd.. Member.
Dr R.B. Prud'homme van Reine,
Registered under: Nr.: 41159324
Internet site is dedicated to the memory of the greatest admiral The
Netherlands -- and perhaps even The World -- has ever known.
A man who was not only a military genius, but also a charismatic
leader and a thoroughly honest, modest and genuinely devout man.
Adriaenszoon de Ruyter.
of the Fleet of 17th century Holland
The man on
whom the fledgling Republic of the United Provinces relied in a
crucial moment of its short existence, to defend its newly gained
independence and sovereignty and to secure it for the future;
The man who built the Dutch Royal Navy into a modern, national
The man who
raised the status of the sailors from a loose rabble of mercenaries
and pressed semi-criminals into a highly respected, well-organised
body of men, worthy of the gratitude of their countrymen;
man who deserves that the memory of what he meant for our country be
H o n o r i b u s
He Shines in untarnished
H o n o u r
Contents of this
Words printed in (Bold
Yellow) are links to a more detailed account,
mostly in Dutch when an English version exists,
this is mentioned in brackets.)
Except for the following subjects
that are links to more detailed accounts in ENGLISH.
FIRST ANGLO - DUTCH WAR 1652 - 1654.
Battle of Portland.
Battle of Kentish Knock.
of North Foreland.
SECOND ANGLO - DUTCH WAR
The Four Days Battle.
Dutch in the Medway.
of the Raid in 1967.
St James Day
THIRD ANGLO - DUTCH WAR
Battle of Solebay.
Battle(s) of Schooneveldt (2)
of The Texel (Slag
bij Kijkduin )
OF THE ENGLISH FLEET.
Monck. Duke of Albemarle.
Sir George Ayscue.
Earl of Sandwich.
All these accounts are original
accounts by British historians, giving the British point of view,
based on British sources.
Wherever possible the Dutch account was also given, only that is in
the Dutch language.
Visitors to these pages are invited
to supply the webmaster with similar contributions on encounters
between de Ruyter and the Royal Navy, by British historians, to be
included in the website.
1st 2007 the International Astronomical Society adopted the
"Micheal de Ruyter" for the: :
ě 15 Km.
Average distance from the sun: ca 450 Milj. Km, (2,94 AU)
Average distance from the Earth ca 583 Milj. Km (3,827 AU)
Orbits in 5 yr and 2 months.
Discovered in 1971 by the Dutch astronomers, the couple van Houten -
On plates made by Prof. T Gehrels, on Mnt Palomar Observatory
officieel en formeel de naam gegeven: "Michiel de
For more particulars (in Dutch), see:
naar de vorige pagina