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Peter de Grote / Peter the Great

 
 
Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
1. Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker
Inscription.  
Hier werkte Tsaar
Peter de Grote
30 Augustus 1697 † 15 Januari 1698

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(English translation:)

Czar Peter the Great worked here, August 30, 1697 - January 15, 1698
 
Location. 52° 22.076′ N, 4° 55.493′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Oostenburgergracht just west of Czaar Peterstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Oostenburgergracht, Amsterdam, North Holland 1018 NC, 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 IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital (approx. one kilometer away); Wertheimpark (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Hugo de Vries (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Adriaan MorriŽn (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); De Hortus (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
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Reproduction of the Certificate Issued for Peter the Great by Gerrit Claesz Pool, Master Shipwright image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
2. Reproduction of the Certificate Issued for Peter the Great by Gerrit Claesz Pool, Master Shipwright
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 (on the stem and starboard) until nearly almost done, with help and not alone, but having worked with me on the architecture and drawing as well, and has been fully instructed in the fundamentals, as far as they can be practiced in our opinion. As a testimony to the truth, I have signed this with my own hand. This is what happened in
Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
3. Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker - wide view
Amsterdam at our usual place of residence at the East Indian shipyard,
the 15th of January in the year of our Lord 1698.



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 made a lasting impact on Russia, and many institutions of Russian government trace their origins to his reign. He is also known for founding and developing the city of Saint Petersburg..." (Submitted on June 12, 2019.) 
 
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Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
4. Peter de Grote / Peter the Great Marker - wider view
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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