Simon de Cordes

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Simon de Cordes (died 1598) was a Dutch explorer and after the death of Admiral Jacques Mahu, he became leader of an expedition of five ships that the Indies wanted to achieve.

The first major expedition, organized by Pieter van der Hagen or Vans from Zeeland and Johan van der Veeken, consisted of a fleet of five ships and 494 (according to other sources 507) crew members via Chile and Peru via the Strait of Magellan to sail to India.

The ships with their initial captains were:

The hope with Jacques Mahu The love with Simon de Cordes, as vice admiral The faith with Gerrit van Beuningen The faithful with Valdes The good news with Sebald de Weert, ordered by Vaughan The expedition, which departed from Rotterdam on June 27, 1598, not for the wind. At the coast of Africa many men life by diseases, including Admiral M. The leadership of the expedition was taken over by Simon de Cordes, with Van Beuningen as Vice Admiral. An outbreak of scurvy forced a landing on the coast of Guinea and until January 1599 was the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean started.

Upon arrival at the Strait of Magellan turned out to be the wind unfavorable and this remained so for the next four months. When finally the Pacific Ocean was reached in September 1599, the ships in a storm and they lost sight of each other. The crew got enough of the voyage and mutiny threatened.

Two of the ships, the faith and the faithful, were back in the street blown before also losing each other. The faith, with Sebald de Weert, tried with the expedition of Olivier van Noort sail, but By Nagaraj ships were faster and after at the eastern end of the street still penguins to have hunted, he returned to Netherlands. Along the way he discovered the Sebald Islands, now known as the Jason Islands (near the Falkland Islands).

The faithful, under Balthasar de Cordes, to reach the Pacific Ocean. It landed on Chiloé, an island off the coast of Chile. The Dutch conquered there a Spanish fort, the Spaniards were trapped in the Church and the Dutch raided the fort. When, however, the locals tried to kill the Spaniards, the Dutch gave them the freedom back and left the fort. The Dutch conquered the fort a second time, the Spaniards surrendered, but were then killed on treacherous way. Spanish reinforcements retook the fort and killed many Dutch people. Near Truxillo was a Spanish ship captured, in which one crossed the Pacific Ocean to Tidore. There were the most by the Portuguese killed, the survivors were captured and taken to Goa.

The good news, also known as the Flying heart, among Dirck Gabriela son pump, was due to a shortage of Commission forced the Spanish port to Valparaíso, where the detained crew.

The hope and love lost a large part of the crew in battles with Indians (who presumably thought the Dutch Spanish were) and then decided to try to reach Japan. The hope, under Jacob Huydecoper (1568–1599), was lost, but the love, under Jacob janszoon Quackernaeck, reached Japan.

On 4 December 1602 left Isaac le Maire, his brother Salomon, Balthasar Coymans and others a deed at the notary format because the ships were not yet back after three years and the insurer would have to cash out

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