Pier Gerlofs Donia, alias "Grutte Pier"

Kimswerd, Fryslân, Netherlands

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Pier Gerlofs (Grutte Pier) Donia

Also Known As: "Grutte Pier or Grote Pier"
Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Kimswerd, Friesland, Netherlands
Death: October 18, 1520 (36-44)
Sneek, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerlof Piers Donia and Fokel Sybrens Bonga
Husband of Rintze (Rints) Syrtsema(Siersma)
Father of Gerlof Piers Donia and Wobbel Piers Donia
Brother of Abbe Gerlofs Donia; Zus Gerlofs Donia; Sybren Gerlofs Donia; Tiedt Gerlofs Pybes and Tijedt Gerlofs Donia

Occupation: Farmer and "Self Proclaimed King of the Fries"
Managed by: Wijtze William Sieswerda
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About Pier Gerlofs Donia, alias "Grutte Pier"



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, alias "Grutte Pier"'s Timeline

Kimswerd, Friesland, Netherlands
Age 15
Friesland, Netherlands
Age 20
Friesland, Netherlands
October 18, 1520
Age 40
Sneek, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Netherlands
Friesland, Netherlands