Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: George Johan van Weede

George Johan van Weede was born in Utrecht on 27 September 1627 and died on 27 May 1697. He was lord of Walenburgh. He was an army officer from 1663 until 1669. From 1669 to 1697, he was commandant of the regiment of marines. From 1662 until 1697, he was governor of Grave. He commanded in the Battle of Seneffe in 1674. On 26 November 1669, he was appointed as a colonel of the marines. In 1674, he was brigadier of marines. The Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier appointed him as lieutenant-admiral on 23 March 1678. This is based on my translation of the piece in Luc Eekhout's book Het Admiralenboek.

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