Talk:Michiel de Ruyter

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Was the "Bestevaêr" really the best ever?[edit]

I'd like to see the source on this. "Older Dutch" for "grandfather"? Really? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.79.150.135 (talk) 17:41, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, really :o). The uncontracted word is more understandable to an anglophone: Bestevader, "best father". In Danish it is still bedstefar, with the same meaning and etymology.--MWAK (talk) 08:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

QUESTION:[edit]

I have tried to correct the language and grammar in this article, so maybe the banner inviting people to correct this article can be removed? I would like to invite someone with knowledge of the English language to check if the article is now acceptable for Wikipedia.

I made some more minor adjustments but the article itself, though pretty good in itself, still doesn't really "feel" right. --Lomedae 12:35, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
It's far better than the average article, so I have removed the tag. Anybody who still has quibbles should put a little work into it. Chris the speller 22:45, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

De Ruyter's real name[edit]

Historian Ivo van Loo of the Zeeuws Archief has discovered in the archives that De Ruyter's real name was Trouwhand. This is in a book that will be published tomorrow, called Kapitein Trouwhand. De Zeeuwse jaren van Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, 1607-1655. "De Ruyter" was his nickname, which is related to the first ship he captained, De Grijze Hengst (The Grey Stallion). Ruyter (spelled as ruiter nowadays) means horse rider. I will add the information as soon as possible, after the book has been published and more is known about this. AecisBrievenbus 21:25, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I am related to him.


WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 01:36, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Great great grandchildren[edit]

The following quote "De Ruyter has great great grandchildren still living in London." appears at the botton of the section for the first Anglo-Dutch war. It feels very out of place there. Should perhaps be towards the end of the article (or at the very least after the section that covers his death), maybe with a few more details? Just a suggestion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.49.54.43 (talk) 13:30, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Vital article nomination of Michiel de Ruyter[edit]

You can now vote on the level-4 vital article nomination of Michiel de Ruyter at Wikipedia talk:Vital articles/Expanded#Add Michiel de Ruyter. – Editør (talk) 10:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)