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Adriaen van Bergen

Birthplace: Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: 1601
Immediate Family:

Son of Adriaen Jacobsz van Bergen and Anna Willem Simonsdr
Husband of Janneken Jacobsdr Cotermans
Father of Agatha van Bergen

Occupation: Turfschipper
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About Adriaen van Bergen

  • Adriaen van der Donck was the instigator of ruse that help the Dutch Republic to take possession of the city of Breda during the Eighty Years' War, in 1590
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Life in the Netherlands

Adriaen van Bergen had been a captain in the army of Maurits during the Eighty Years War. In 1590, he managed to deliver Breda from the Spanish using a trick straight from the Illiad. In a maneuvre inspired by the Trojan horse, he filled a peat boat with soldiers and had the boat pull up to the city.

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Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Age 49