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 (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)

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 (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)

The nomination needs two more votes in support to pass. – Editør (talk) 17:59, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

danish nobility?[edit]

what common the category of danish nobility in this article? --Muhib mansour (talk) 20:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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great article!

Last edited at 09:31, 2 June 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 23:58, 29 April 2016 (UTC)