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Maarten Tromp

Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (born April 23, 1598 in Den Briel) was an officer and later admiral in the Dutch navy.

After having sailed the seas from the age of 9, Tromp joined the Dutch navy as a lieutenant in 1621.

In 1639, as the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain, as an admiral, Tromp defeated a large Spanish invasion fleet bound for Flanders.

Tromp was killed in the First Anglo-Dutch War during the Battle of Scheveningen on August 10, 1653, having lost earlier battles with the English that same year.

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