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Maarten Tromp

1598 - 1653

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Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp or Maarten van Tromp (23 April 1598 – 31 July 1653) was an army general and admiral in the Dutch navy during much of the Eighty Years' War and throughout the First Anglo-Dutch War. Son of a ship's captain, Tromp spent much of his childhood at sea, during which time he was captured by pirates and enslaved by Barbary Corsairs. In adult life, he became a renowned ship captain and naval commander, successfully leading Dutch forces fighting for independence in the Eighty Years War, and then against England in the First Anglo-Dutch War, proving an innovative tactician and enabling the newly independent Dutch nation to become a major sea power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maarten Tromp has received more than 203,900 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Maarten Tromp is the 558th most popular military personnel (down from 512th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 179th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Maarten Tromp ranks 558 out of 1,468Before him are Werner Ostendorff, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Saitō Hajime, Aegidius, and Heraclius the Elder. After him are Joseph Gallieni, Filipp Golikov, Takeichi Nishi, Nicolaus von Below, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, and Hisaichi Terauchi.

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Among people born in 1598, Maarten Tromp ranks 7Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francisco de Zurbarán, Bonaventura Cavalieri, François Mansart, Eleonora Gonzaga, and Giovanni Battista Riccioli. After him are Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, Johann Crüger, William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Chen Hongshou, Michael van Langren, and Georg Stiernhielm. Among people deceased in 1653, Maarten Tromp ranks 2Before him is Artemisia Gentileschi. After him are Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Gabriel Naudé, Luigi Rossi, Robert Filmer, Théophraste Renaudot, Adriaen van Utrecht, Simon de Vlieger, Jan Wildens, Lucrezia Marinella, and Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Maarten Tromp ranks 194 out of 1,427Before him are Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), Johann Weyer (1515), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Anton Mussert (1894), and Tiësto (1969). After him are Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), Johann Adam Reincken (1643), Corry Brokken (1932), Peter Bosz (1963), Johannes Heesters (1903), and Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527).


Among military personnels born in Netherlands, Maarten Tromp ranks 3Before him are Michiel de Ruyter (1607) and Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587). After him are Henri Winkelman (1876), Karel Doorman (1889), and Charles II, Duke of Guelders (1467).