Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The naval Battle of Gibraltar (death of Heemskerk) (1607)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

Gibraltar

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

In 1607, during the Eighty Years’ War, a Dutch fleet surprised a Spanish fleet which lay anchored at the Bay of Gibraltar. During this battle Jacob van Heemskerk (one of the Nova Zembla explorers) was killed.