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Olivier van Noort (1558 - 22 February 1627) was the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events A Dutch ship makes the first recorded sighting of the coast of South Australia. ... Template:Otheruses4 The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth, is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. ...


Olivier van Noort was born in 1558 in Utrecht. He left Rotterdam on 2 July 1598 with four ships and a plan to attack Spanish possessions in the Pacific and to trade with China and the spice islands. His ships were poorly equipped, especially in the way of armament and the crews were unruly. Nonetheless, van Noort sailed through the Magellan Strait, and captured a number of ships (Spanish and otherwise) in the Pacific. He lost two ships on the way due to a storm, one was lost in an engagement with the Spanish near the bay of Manila in the Philippines. The Spanish lost their flag ship, the galleon San Diego, the wreck of which was found in 1995 and yielded a treasure in porcelain and gold pieces. Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. ... Utrecht is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Rotterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province South Holland Population 604,819 (2005) Coordinates 51° 55 N.; 4° 30 E. Website www. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Events January 7 - Boris Godunov seizes the throne of Russia following the death of his brother-in-law, Tsar Feodor I April 13 - Edict of Nantes - Henry IV of France grants French Huguenots equal rights with Catholics. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... The Strait of Magellan, near Punta Arenas The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. ... Manila (Maynila in Filipino) is the capital city of the Philippines. ... A rare Dresden porcelain figurine Porcelain is a type of hard semi-translucent ceramic generally fired at a higher temperature than glazed earthenware, or stoneware pottery. ...


Van Noort returned to Rotterdam via the Dutch East Indies and the Cape on 26 August 1601 with his last ship and 45 of originally 248 men. The venture barely broke even, but was the inspiration for more such expeditions, which later led to the formation of the united Dutch East India Company. The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands Indië) was the name of the colonies set up by the Dutch East India Company, which came under administration of the Netherlands during the 19th century (see Indonesia). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... Events January 1 - Windows Win32 FILETIME epoch at 00:00:00 UTC. February 8 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Elizabeth I of England - revolt is quickly crushed February 25 - Robert Devereux beheaded Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrives in China Bad harvest in Russia due to rainy summer Dutch... Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic. ...


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