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Enno Doedes Star
ENNO DOEDES STAR (Osterhusen 1631 – Wirdum 1707) was a Dutch admiral. Star was born in East Frisia , an area just outside the Dutch Republic that however in the 17th century had close religious and linguistic ties with it. He started his career in the Dutch Navy in 1658 when he took service with the Admiralty of Amsterdam
Admiralty of Amsterdam
in the rank of extraordinary captain. For three years he had convoy duty in The Channel , protecting Dutch merchantmen from Portuguese privateers during the Dutch-Portuguese War . In 1661 and 1664 he commanded the supply ship Groene Kameel, supporting the Dutch Mediterranean Fleet. This fleet, under command of Vice-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter
Michiel de Ruyter
, towards the end of 1664 was ordered to execute a punitive expedition against English possessions in West-Africa, after the British had captured Dutch trading posts there
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Franco-Dutch War
Peace among France, the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
and England: * Treaty of Westminster (1674) * Treaty of Nijmegen (1678–1679) Territorial changes * Franche-Comté
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Third Anglo-Dutch War
The THIRD ANGLO-DUTCH WAR or the THIRD ENGLISH WAR (Dutch : Derde Engelse Oorlog or Derde Engelse Zeeoorlog) was a military conflict between the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
and the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
, that lasted between April 1672 and early 1674. It was part of the larger Franco-Dutch War
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Harwich
HARWICH /ˈhærɪtʃ/ is a town in Essex
Essex
, England
England
and one of the Haven ports , located on the coast with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe
Felixstowe
to the northeast, Ipswich
Ipswich
to the northwest, Colchester
Colchester
to the southwest and Clacton-on-Sea
Clacton-on-Sea
to the south. It is the northernmost coastal town within Essex. Its position on the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers and its usefulness to mariners as the only safe anchorage between the Thames and the Humber
Humber
led to a long period of maritime significance, both civil and military
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Hans Willem Van Aylva
HANS WILLEM VAN AYLVA (ca. 1633, Holwerd - 21 February 1691, near Leuven
Leuven
) was a Dutch soldier. In 1667 he participated in the Dutch Raid on Medway . He was appointed a Major General
Major General
in 1668 and promoted to Lieutenant General four years later. He was also Lieutenant Admiral of Friesland
Friesland
. He saw a great deal of service in the Franco-Dutch War
Franco-Dutch War
during the 1670s, and was badly wounded at the Battle of Seneffe
Battle of Seneffe
in 1674. Following the outbreak of the Nine Years War
Nine Years War
he commanded a small Dutch army that took part in early operations around Cologne
Cologne
where he co-operated with German forces under Hans Adam von Schöning
Hans Adam von Schöning

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Bartholomeus Van Der Helst
BARTHOLOMEUS VAN DER HELST (1613 – buried 16 December 1670) was a Dutch painter. Considered to be one of the leading portrait painters of the Dutch Golden Age
Dutch Golden Age
, his elegant portraits gained him the patronage of Amsterdam's elite as well as the Stadtholder
Stadtholder
's circle. Besides portraits, van der Helst painted a few genre pictures as well as some biblical scenes and mythological subjects. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Work * 2.1 General * 2.2 Portraits * 2.3 Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker * 2.4 Genre scenes * 2.5 Collaborations * 3 Gallery * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE Pieter Lucaszn van de Venne and Anna de Carpentier with their child Bartholomeus van der Helst
Bartholomeus van der Helst
was born in Haarlem
Haarlem
in 1613
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Battle Of Schooneveld
The BATTLES OF SCHOONEVELD were two naval battles of the Franco-Dutch War , fought off the coast of the Netherlands
Netherlands
on 7 June and 14 June 1673 ( New Style
New Style
; 28 May and 4 June in the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
then in use in England) between an allied Anglo-French fleet commanded by Prince Rupert of the Rhine , and the fleet of the United Provinces , commanded by Michiel de Ruyter
Michiel de Ruyter
. The Dutch victories in the two battles, and at the Battle of Texel that followed in August, saved their country from an Anglo-French invasion
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War Of The Grand Alliance
The NINE YEARS\' WAR (1688–97) – often called the WAR OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE or the WAR OF THE LEAGUE OF AUGSBURG – was a major conflict between Louis XIV
Louis XIV
of France and a European-wide coalition of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire, the Dutch Republic, Spain, Britain, and Savoy. It was fought on the European continent and the surrounding seas, Ireland, North America
North America
and in India. It is sometimes considered the first truly global war . It also encompassed a theatre in Ireland and in Scotland
Scotland
, where William III and James II struggled for control of Britain and Ireland, and a campaign in colonial North America between French and English settlers and their respective Indian allies, today called KING WILLIAM\\'S WAR by Americans
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Groningen (province)
GRONINGEN (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen ); Gronings : Grönnen or Grunn; West Frisian : Grinslân) is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. It borders on Friesland
Friesland
to the west, Drenthe
Drenthe
to the south, the German state of Niedersachsen (districts of Leer and Emsland ) to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. In 2014, it had a population of 582,640 and a total area of 2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi). The area was subsequently part of Frisia , the Frankish Empire , the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
, and the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
, which is the precursor state of the Netherlands. In the 14th century, the city of Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Buitenplaats
A BUITENPLAATS (literally "outside place") was a summer residence for rich townspeople in the Netherlands . During the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, many traders and city administrators in Dutch towns became very wealthy. Many of them bought country estates, at first mainly to collect rents, however soon mansions started to be built there, which were used only during the summer. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notable buitenplaatsen still existing * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORY Tea house on the river Vecht, part of Gunterstein Detail of the garden of Het Loo Palace today. An 18th century show-garden in the popular "French style". These BUITENPLAATSEN, or BUITENHUIZEN could be found in picturesque regions which were easily accessible from the owner's home in town, and they were near a clean water source
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Appingedam
APPINGEDAM (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen ); Gronings : n Daam) is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands
Netherlands
. Although there is no certainty as to the exact age of Appingedam, historical research demonstrates that the place in which the city would eventually be built had been inhabited for over a millennium. Specifically, the area in which the earliest traces of human settlements have been reported is the Wierde, a quarter located in the northern part of the city centre. Today, a narrow, winding street by the same name runs along the waterfront as a living testimony to the times gone by. The characteristic landmarks of the old Wierde are still recognizable today: the historical East-West Canal, called “Diep,” dug to the south of the Wierde, diked on both sides, still defines the unique layout of the downtown Appingedam
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Irish Sea
The IRISH SEA (Irish : Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Manx : Y Keayn Yernagh, Scots : Erse Sea, Scottish Gaelic : Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots : Airish Sea, Welsh : Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland
Ireland
and Great Britain. It is connected to the Celtic Sea
Sea
in the south by St George\'s Channel , and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast
Coast
of Scotland
Scotland
in the north by the North Channel . Anglesey
Anglesey
is the largest island within the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
. The sea is occasionally, but rarely, referred to as the MANX SEA (Irish : Muir Meann, Manx : Mooir Vannin, Scottish Gaelic : Muir Mhanainn). The sea is of significant economic importance to regional trade, shipping and transport, fishing, and power generation in the form of wind power and nuclear power plants
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States Of Groningen
The PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF GRONINGEN (Dutch : Provinciale Staten van Groningen, pronounced ) are the States-Provincial for the Dutch province of Groningen . It forms the legislative body of the province. Its 43 seats are distributed every four years in provincial elections . Since 2016, it is chaired by René Paas (CDA )
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Tjerk Hiddes De Vries
TJERK HIDDES DE VRIES ( Sexbierum , 6 August 1622 - Flushing , 6 August 1666) was a naval hero and Dutch admiral from the seventeenth century. The French, who could not pronounce his name, called him KIëRKIDES. His name was also given as Tsjerk, Tierck or Tjerck. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and childhood * 2 Career at the Navy * 3 After his death * 4 Dutch Navy ships * 5 References EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOODTierck was born in 1622 in the province of Fryslan ( Friesland
Friesland
), in the village of Sexbierum , in Frisia
Frisia
, as the son of a poor farmer called Hidde Siurds and his wife Swab Tjeirckdochter. At the age of twelve, he went to sea. In 1648 he married Nannetje Atses; the couple settled in Harlingen , Frisia's main port. In 1654 he had attained the rank of master
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Dutch Republic
The Hague
The Hague
(de facto ) LANGUAGES Dutch , Zeelandic , West Flemish , Dutch Low Saxon
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