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 Kiƫrkides. His name was also given as Tsjerk, Tierck or Tjerck.

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Admiralty Of Friesland - History - Second Anglo-Dutch War
... Albertine, d'Elf Steden, Westergo, Omlandia, Frisia, De Postillon van Smirna, Hollandia, and Oostergo finally sailed, with a combined crew of 2279 sailors and 700 cannon ... was succeeded as Lieutenant-Admiral of the Frisian fleet by Tjerk Hiddes ... In 1666, while Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter was supreme commander of the rebuilt and expanded Dutch fleet, Frisian ships were present at the Four Days Battle near Dunkirk ...
Tjerk Hiddes De Vries - After His Death
... Tjerk Hiddes is buried in the Grote Kerk of Harlingen his grave memorial has been destroyed ... Four days after his death his son Tjerk Hiddes the Younger was born, who shortly after his birth was promised a future captain's commission by the admiralty to ... Tjerk junior would indeed become a naval captain ...

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    We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.
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