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Nicolaas Witsen (1641-1717) was born to a family of successful Dutch businessmen and rapidly became a key figure in the political, economic and cultural relations between tsarist Russia and the Netherlands. He studied law at Leiden University and was mayor of Amsterdam intermittently for a total of thirteen years between 1682 and 1705. Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... Insert non-formatted text hereMedia:Example. ... Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ...


icolaas Witsen travelled frequently to Russia and explored its territory extensively. He first visited Moscow in 1664 and developed an immediate and intense interest for the unexplored expanses to its east. Throughout his life, he remained fascinated by Russian society, its government, traditions and culture. He wrote several influental books and articles about Russia and published the first map of Siberia in 1687. Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA:   listen?) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... Events March 19 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle murder him while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River. ...


It was Nicolaas Witsen's expertise in shipbuilding that first brought him into contact with the Russian Tsar Peter the Great. In 1671, Nicolaas Witsen published his first book about shipbuilding, which is still considered to be an important reference work today. Its comprehensive but detailed descriptions and practical drawings captured the attention of the Russian monarch, who was determined to build a maritime fleet to European standards. Peter the Great began an intensive correspondence with Nicolaas Witsen, which resulted in several orders for warships from the shipwharves in Amsterdam. However, the two men did not meet in person for many years. Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Events May 9 - Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ...


In 1697, Nicolaas Witsen arranged an incognito apprenticeship for the Tsar at the shipbuilding wharves of Amsterdam and Zaandam. During his study tour, Peter the Great familiarised himself not only with the art of shipbuilding, but also with the selection and training of officers and sailors and the complexities of managing an international harbour. After returning to Russia, he appointed the Dutch naval officer Cornelis Cruys as the Head of the future Russian fleet in the new capital of St. Petersburg. Nicolaas Witsen continued studying and advising the Russian government until his death on 10th of August 1717, during the second visit of Peter the Great to the Netherlands. Events September 20 - The Treaty of Ryswick December 2 – St Pauls Cathedral opened in London Peter the Great travels in Europe officially incognito as artilleryman Pjotr Mikhailov Use of palanquins increases in Europe Christopher Polhem starts Swedens first technical school. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... Place with a railway station, in the municipality Zaanstad Zaandam is the largest town of the municipality. ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Admiral Cornelius Cruys Cornelis Cruys (1655-1727) - was a Vice Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Insert non-formatted text hereMedia:Example. ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ...


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Nicolaas Witsen - Plagiarism on Wikipedia (366 words)
Nicolaas Witsen (1641-1717) was born to a family of successful Dutch businessmen and rapidly became a key figure in the political, economic and cultural relations between tsarist Russia and the Netherlands.
In 1697, Nicolaas Witsen arranged an incognito apprenticeship for the Tsar at the shipbuilding wharves of Amsterdam and Zaandam.
Nicolaas Witsen continued studying and advising the Russian government until his death on 10th of August 1717, during the second visit of Peter the Great to the Netherlands.
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