Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Brandt's biography of De Ruyter
For the period from 1665 until 1676, we are really dependent on Brandt's biography of De Ruyter (Het Leven en Bedrijf van den Heere Michiel De Ruiter) originally published in 1687. For tunately for us, there is a fine facsimile reproduction available that is reasonably priced and readily available. If you have the money, the original is frequently available, although you might have to settle for a later edition. For 1667 to 1676, Vreugdenhil seems to have greatly depended on this work for his list published in 1938.