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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 240,804 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Piet Pieterszoon Hein is the 20th most popular pirate (down from 18th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 137th 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 20 out of 25Before him are Henry Every, Ching Shih, Benjamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, Samuel Bellamy, and Edward England. After him are Stede Bonnet, Thomas Tew, Edward Low, Jean Lafitte, Cheung Po Tsai, and Roche Braziliano.

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Among people born in 1577, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 10Before him are Nur Jahan, François Leclerc du Tremblay, Cristofano Allori, Paul Guldin, Dmitry Pozharsky, and Scipione Borghese. After him are Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jacob Cats, Gerardus Vossius, Robert Burton, and Nicolas Trigault. Among people deceased in 1629, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 6Before him are Abbas the Great, Carlo Maderno, Gabriel Bethlen, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, and Hendrick ter Brugghen. After him are Otto van Veen, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Giorgi Saakadze, Pietro Bernini, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 219 out of 1,427Before him are Erwin Koeman (1961), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), Willem Drees (1886), Nicolaes Maes (1634), Gerard van Swieten (1700), and Patrick Kluivert (1976). After him are Tom Gehrels (1925), Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten (1627), Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Abraham Kuyper (1837), Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627), and Saskia Sassen (1947).

Among PIRATES In Netherlands

Among pirates born in Netherlands, Piet Pieterszoon Hein ranks 1After him are Roche Braziliano (1630).