Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch: ( born 15 July 1606 Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) – died 4 October 1669 (aged 63) Amsterdam, Dutch Republic was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Movement:Dutch Golden Age Baroque
The Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) was a Dutch East India Company vlieboot (similar to a carrack) which sailed into what is now New York harbor in September 1609. It was commissioned by the Dutch Republic to covertly find an eastern passage to China. The ship was captained by Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the service of the Dutch Republic.
http://ift.tt/2sklePJ Louis XV conquer modern-day Belgium in the War of the Austrian Succession against Great Britain the Dutch republic and the Holy roman empire but refuse to annex it arguing that he was "King of France not a shopkeeper".
By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch RePublic, by G.A. Henty (Paperback)
Samuel Pallache (c. 1550 – February 4, 1616) was a Jewish-Moroccan merchant, diplomat and pirate who was sent as an envoy to the Dutch Republic in 1608. Pallache was born in Fez, Morocco. His family originated from Islamic Spain, where his father had served as rabbi in Córdoba.
The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics, and the Stage in the Dutch Republic (Hardcover)