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Jan Pieterszoon Coen | Dutch Colonialism | Britannica.com

Jan Pieterszoon Coen: Chief founder of the Dutch commercial empire in the East Indies. As the fourth governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, he established a chain of fortified posts in the Indonesian.

1624 Wybrand Symonsz.. de Geest I - Portrait of a Man Now those are substantial upperstocks!

artgalleryofontario: “ Portrait of a Man, 1624 Wybrand Symonsz. de Geest I, Dutch, c. 1592 - c. 1662 Oil on oak panel Overall: x cm Gift of E. Rolph, 1955 © 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario ”

Charles Howard  1536 - 1624. Known as Howard of Effingham. Commander of the English forces during the Spanish Armada.

Charles Howard 1536 - Known as Howard of Effingham. Commander of the English forces during the Spanish Armada.

Jan Gossaert (Jan Mabuse) Porträt eines Mädchen (Jaqueline de Bourgogne? oder Dorothea von Dänemark?)

Jan Gossaert Young Girl with Astronomic Instrument, , National Gallery, London. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Young Girl with Astronomic Instrument by Jan Gossaert.

Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, 1512-1585-Second husband of Elizabeth ' Bessie' Blount, mother of Henry VIII's illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

A portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, by an artist of the British school. Lord Clinton was the second husband of Bessie Blount, King Henry VIII's former mistress, and the mother of his acknowledged illegitimate son.

Isabelle of Castile, mother of Catherine of Aragon. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Isabella of Castile and Aragon Queen of Spain. Married to King Ferdinand, mother of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first Queen.

Walter Raleigh (1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer.He financed and later led expeditions to the Americas and is given credit for being the first to introduce both tobacco and potatoes to Britain, although this is probably incorrect.

Sir Walter Raleigh is Executed 29 October 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was executed in the Old Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster on this day in British history, 29 October After Elizabeth I.

Sir Richard Hawkins  Admiral Sir Richard Hawkins (or Hawkyns) (c. 1562 – April 17, 1622) was a 17th-century English seaman, explorer and Elizabethan "Sea Dog", and the son of Admiral Sir John Hawkins.  In 1604 he became Member of Parliament for Plymouth  In 1620 to 1621 he was vice-admiral, under Sir Robert Mansell of the fleet sent into the Mediterranean to reduce the Algerian corsairs. He died in London on 17 April 1622.

Admiral Sir Richard Hawkins (or Hawkyns) – 17 April was a English seaman, explorer and Elizabethan "Sea Dog", and the son of Admiral Sir John Hawkins.

A portrait of King Charles IX of France, circa 1572 . By or after Francois Clouet

24 August Charles IX of France (under the influence of his mother, Catherine de' Medici) ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris (a. the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre). Thousands were killed, in Paris and beyond.

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