Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter


NationalityDutch 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.3.1606/7CSORN
First Known Service24.3.1606/7CSORN
FatherAdriaen Michielszoon
MotherAagje Jansdochter
WifeMaayke Velders (d 1631)
SonEngel Michielszoon de Ruyter (1649-1683)EWIKI
Last Known Service29.4.1676CSORN
Date of Death29.4.1676

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16415.11.1641Haas (26), Schout-bij-nacht and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
4.11.1641 Commanded the Rearguard at the Battle of Cape St Vincent 
1652 Neptunus (28), as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-admiraalW014
19.5.1652 Battle of Dover 
16.8.1652 Commanded the Main division at the Battle of Plymouth 
9.165210.1652Henrietta Louise (48), Commandeur and Commanding OfficerW011
28.9.1652 Battle of Kentish Knock 
11.2.1652/534.1653Witte Lam (34), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
4.16535.1653Gekroonde Liefde (24), as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-admiraalDWAS-1600
9.16536.1654Huis te Kruiningen (58), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
16541659Huijs te Zwieten (60), Vice-admiraal and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
1656 Tijdverdrijf (52), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
1658 Hilversum (62), as Flag Officer, Vice-admiraalEWIKI
166410.1665Spiegel (70), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
1665 Hollandia (80), as Flag Officer, W014
1666 Admiraal-generaal 
16661674De Zeven Provinciën (86), as Flag Officer, Admiraal-generaalDWAS-1600
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the The Dutch Fleet at the Four Days Battle 
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Center (First) Squadron at the Four Days Battle 
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Center Division, 1st Squadron at the Four Days Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Second Squadron at the St James Day Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the First Squadron at the St James Day Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the First Squadron, Center division at the St James Day Battle 
28.5.1672 Commanded the Center Squadron at the Battle of Solebay 
28.5.1673 Commanded the Center Squadron at the First Battle of Schooneveld 
8.1.1675/76 Commanded the Second Squadron at the Second battle of Stromboli 
22.4.1676 Commanded the 1st Dutch Squadron at the Battle of Agosta 


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