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Jan van Galen injured at Leghorn (1653)

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Series:

Schoolplaten voor de vaderlandse geschiedenis

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

Leghorn (Livorno in Italian)

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Trade    War    European history   

At the outbreak of the First Anglo-Dutch War in 1652, Jan van Galen was appointed Commodore of the Dutch fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. At Leghorn (Livorno in Italian) the Dutch fleet entered into battle with the English fleet. On March 14th 1653, during the Battle of Leghorn, Jan van Galen was fatally wounded and eventually died.