Peter de Grote / Peter the Great
Peter de Grote
30 Augustus 1697 15 Januari 1698
Czar Peter the Great worked here, August 30, 1697 - January 15, 1698
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1697.
Location. 52° 22.076′ N, 4° 55.493′ E. Marker is in Czaar Peterbuurt, Noord-Holland (North Holland), in Amsterdam. Marker is on Oostenburgergracht just west of Czaar Peterstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Oostenburgergracht, Czaar Peterbuurt, Noord-Holland 1018 ND, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vernieling Bevolkingsregister / The Attack on the Population Register (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial (approx. one kilometer away); De Burcht / The Castle (approx. one kilometer away); Portugees Israëlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital (approx. one kilometer away); Auschwitzmonument (Spiegelmonument) / Auschwitz Monument (Mirror Monument)
Regarding Peter de Grote / Peter the Great. Because the "certificate" plaque offers a primary account of Peter the Great's work in Amsterdam, its contents are offered here, with the caveat that this is not a direct translation (archaic Dutch not being part of the contributor's skill set), but rather a translation from a German version, or in other words, a translation of a translation.
I, signed Gerrit Claess Pool, Master Shipwright of the East Indian Company of the Chamber of Amsterdam, certify and testify as the truth that Peter Michaeloff (belonging to the entourage of the Grand Moskovite Legation, and from among them all to Amsterdam on the East Indian shipyard from the 30th of August, 1697 until today, and living under our supervision), behaved as an hardworking and efficient carpenter during the time of his noble stay, engaging in the roughing, laying of bamboo, bronzing, planing, joining, honing, finishing, drilling, sawing - doing what a good and excellent carpenter does, and has constructed a frigate, the Peter and Paul, over 100 feet long, from the beginning
the 15th of January in the year of our Lord 1698.
(Submitted on June 12, 2019.)
Gerrit Claesz Pool, EE master shipwright, East India Company in Amsterdam
Also see . . .
1. A Slice of Russia in Amsterdam (New York Times, 5/22/2013). (Submitted on June 12, 2019.)
2. Peter the Great (Wikipedia). "Peter the Great (9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May [O.S. 27 April] 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars, he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power and also laid the groundwork for the Russian navy after capturing ports at Azov and the Baltic Sea. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, Westernised and based on the Enlightenment. Peter's reforms
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