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Committee:                                         Last update: December 3rd 2008.

S.W. van Idsinga. Rear-Admiral Rtd.      Chairman
F.P.J. de Ruyter de Wildt                        Secretary/Treasurer.
(Webmaster).
P.C. Kok, Commodore  Rtd..                    Member.
Dr R.B. Prud'homme van Reine,              Member.
E.A. Mulder                                                  

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This 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.

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter.

Admiral 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 fighting force;

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;

A man who deserves that the memory of what he meant for our country be kept alive









Intaminatis Fulget

H o n o r i b u s









He Shines in untarnished 
H o n o u r


de Ruyter's tomb  
in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam.


Contents of this section:

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. 

BIOGRAPHY.

COAT OF ARMS.

CHRONOLOGY.

THE FIRST ANGLO - DUTCH WAR   1652 - 1654.
Battle of Plymouth.

Battle of Portland.

Battle of Kentish Knock.

Battle of North Foreland.

Battle of Dungeness.

Battle of Scheveningen.

THE SECOND ANGLO - DUTCH WAR 
Battle of Lowestoft.

The Four Days Battle.

The Dutch in the Medway.
        
Commemoration of the Raid in 1967.
Upnor Castle.
St James Day Fight.

THE THIRD ANGLO - DUTCH WAR 
Battle of Solebay.
Battle(s) of Schooneveldt (2)
Battle of The Texel
     (Slag bij Kijkduin )

ADMIRALS OF THE ENGLISH FLEET.
George Monck. Duke of Albemarle.
Robert Blake.
Sir George Ayscue.
Edward Montagu,  Earl of Sandwich.
Sir Robert Holmes.

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.

 

 

On  december 1st  2007 the International Astronomical Society adopted the name of 
"Micheal de Ruyter" for the: :

Planeto´de 12150, 
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 - Groeneveld,
On plates made by  Prof. T Gehrels, on Mnt Palomar Observatory 

officieel en formeel de naam gegeven: "Michiel de Ruyter."

For more particulars (in Dutch), see:
  http://www.astronet.nl/deruyter.html.

 

 

 



 

 

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