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Naval Heroes of the Dutch Golden Age

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Marine historian Ronald Prud'Homme van Reine has compiled a list of Dutch naval heroes, ranking their popularity on the basis of the number of portraits made of them. (Behind the name, the number of known original portraits).

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  1. Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter - 45
  2. Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp - 44
  3. Cornelis Tromp - 31
  4. Pieter Pietersen Heijn - 21
  5. Witte Corneliszoon de With - 21
  6. Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam - 18
  7. Jan van Galen - 17
  8. Johan Evertsen de Oude - 16
  9. Jacob van Heemskerck - 10
  10. Pieter Florisse - 9
  11. Aert Jansse van Nes - 9
  12. Adriaen van Trappen Banckert - 8
  13. Cornelis Evertsen de Oude - 7
  14. Willem Joseph van Ghent - 6
  15. Egbert Bartolomeusz Kortenaer - 6
  16. Abraham van der Hulst - 6
  17. Hendrick Lonck - 6
  18. Tjerk Hiddes de Vries - 5
  19. Isaac Sweers - 4
  20. Gerard Callenburgh - 4
  21. Gilles Schey - 4
  22. Auke Andriesz Stellingwerf - 4
  23. Jan Meppel - 4
  24. Cornelis Jansz de Haen - 3
  25. Cornelis Evertsen de Jongste - 3
  26. David Vlugh - 3
  27. Joost van Trappen Banckert - 3
  28. Philips van Dorp - 3
  29. Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge - 2
  30. Geleyn Evertsen - 2
  31. Joos de Moor - 2
  32. Philips van Almonde - 1
  33. Willem van der Zaen - 1
  34. Jan van Brakel - 1
  35. Johan de Liefde - 1
  36. Willem Bastiaensz Schepers - 1
  37. Volckert Schram - 1
  38. Engel de Ruyter - 1
  39. Jan Jansse van Nes - 1
  40. Govert 't Hoen - 1