Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff

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Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff (c. 1573 – 22 May 1609) was a Dutch captain of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, notable for his voyage to Asia between 1607 and 1612.[1]

Verhoeff was in the service of the Dutch East India Company. In 1601, he was involved in the Siege of Ostend. During the Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, he was flag officer of the flagship Aeolus commanded by of Vice-Admiral Jacob van Heemskerk.

He died during an expedition to Banda, where he and many of his crew were ambushed and killed.


  1. ^ Opstall, M. E., 1972, The journey of the fleet of Pieter Verhoeff Willemsz to Asia from 1607 to 1612, Part 1, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1972 – 298 p .: (Works issued by the Linschoten Vereeniging; No. 73). ISBN 90-247-1287-4.