Tsjerk Hiddes de Vries
Tjerk Hiddes de Vries
Tjerk Hiddes de Vries (Sexbierum, 6 August 1622 - Flushing, 6 August 1666) was a naval hero and Dutch admiral from the seventeenth century. The French, who could not pronounce his name, called him Kiërkides. His name was also given as Tsjerk, Tierck or Tjerck.
Dutch ship Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes De Vries
The Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries was a Dutch 68-gun third rate ship of the line of the navy of the Admiralty of Friesland, one of five provincial naval forces of the United Republic of the Netherlands' In 1795, following the French occupation of the Netherlands, this ship (like all other Dutch Warships) was taken over by the Batavian Republic, and in 1797 was captured by the Royal Navy. The order to construct the ship was given by the Admiralty of Friesland. In 1783 the Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries sailed to the Mediterranean Sea under Captain Van der Beets. When she returned in the Dutch Republic she was laid up in ordinary until 1795.
Hidde Sjoerds de Vries
Hidde Sjoerds de Vries (22 December 1645, Sexbierum - 1 July 1694, North Sea ), was a Dutch commander, like his uncle Tjerk Hiddes de Vries. During the Battle of Texel 1694, his ship was captured by the French and he died of wounds.
De Vries is one of the most common Dutch surnames. It indicates a geographical origin: "Vriesland" is an old spelling of the Dutch province of Friesland (Frisia ). Hence, "de Vries" means "the Frisian". The name has been modified to "DeVries", "deVries", or "Devries" in other countries.
Klaas de Vries (composer)
Klaas de Vries (born 15 July 1944) is a Dutch composer. Until his retirement in 2009 De Vries taught composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory and can be described as influential in Dutch musical life.