Piet Pieterszoon Hein

1577 - 1629

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Piet Pieterszoon Hein (25 November 1577 – 18 June 1629) was a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War. Hein was the first and the last to capture a large part of a Spanish treasure fleet which transported huge amounts of gold and silver from Spanish America to Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piet Pieterszoon Hein has received more than 178,896 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Piet Pieterszoon Hein is the 18th most popular pirate, the 137th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 197th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Pirate.

Piet Pieterszoon Hein was a Dutch admiral who is most famous for his victory over the Spanish navy at the Battle of the Downs in 1639.

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Among pirates, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 18 out of 25Before him are Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, Benjamin Hornigold, François l'Olonnais, Charles Vane, and Ching Shih. After him are Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Thomas Tew, Edward Low, Samuel Bellamy, and Jean Lafitte.

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Among people born in 1577, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 5Before him are Peter Paul Rubens, Christian IV of Denmark, Beatrice Cenci, and François Leclerc du Tremblay. After him are Nur Jahan, Paul Guldin, Cristofano Allori, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Scipione Borghese, Dmitry Pozharsky, and Jacob Cats. Among people deceased in 1629, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 4Before him are Abbas the Great, Carlo Maderno, and Gabriel Bethlen. After him are Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Otto van Veen, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Pietro Bernini, Giorgi Saakadze, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 137 out of 1,209Before him are Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Joris Ivens (1898), Eugène Dubois (1858), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480), and Wim Kok (1938). After him are Bernard Haitink (1929), Karel Appel (1921), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), Ruud Krol (1949), and Jan van Scorel (1495).

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Among pirates born in Netherlands, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 1