Pier Gerlofs Donia (c.1480 - 1520)

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Nicknames: "Grutte Pier or Grote Pier"
Place of Burial: Kimswerd, Fryslân, Netherlands
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Birthplace: Kimswerd, Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands
Occupation: Farmer and "Self Proclaimed King of the Fries"
Managed by: Wijtze William Sieswerda
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About Pier Gerlofs Donia

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grote_Pier

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Gerlofs_Donia

Pier is described as having been a giant of a man. The size of body armour, helmet, and sword indicate that he was 2.15 m (7.05 ft) in height and weighed around 163 kg (360 lbs). His sword was 7 ft in length and weighed 15 lbs. He had long black hair and a long flowing mustache and was generally a person of good humour. Pier is known affectionately as 'The Last King of Frisia'. Pier was never truly 'King of Frisia' but after his death Friesland was never free from 'Foreign Rule'.

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Pier Gerlofs Donia's Timeline

1480
1480
Kimswerd, Friesland, Netherlands
1495
1495
Age 15
Friesland, Netherlands
1500
1500
Age 20
Friesland, Netherlands
1520
October 28, 1520
Age 40
Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands
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Netherlands
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- present
Friesland, Netherlands