Catrijna Verveelen

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Catrijna

When Catrijna Verveelen was born in 1617, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Daniel Verveelen, was 23 and her mother, Anna Elaut, was 29.

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Daniel Verveelen
Anna Elaut
Johannes VerVeelen
Maria Verveelen
Isaack Verveelen
Catrijna Verveelen
Anna Verveelen
Daniel Verveelen

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World Events (8)

1617 · First Dutch Academy is Opened
Age 0
Samuel Coster, a Dutch playwright, helped establish the "First Nederduytsche Academy". It was created with the intent to offer higher education to common citizens and offer higher quality theatre than what was available before. The inauguration took place on September 23, 1617 and included two plays: "Apollo" by Suffridus Sixtinus and "Vande moordt begaen aen Wilhelm van Orangien" by Gijsbert van Hoghendorp.
Age 7
The Dutch conquered Salvador, Brazil.
Age 31
End of Eighty Years' War with Spain.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Gaelic names Ca(i)trìona (Scottish) and Caitríona (Irish), which are themselves forms of Katherine . As the accents show, it is stressed on the second i. The name is now also used elsewhere in the English-speaking world, although it is still especially popular among people of Scottish ancestry. It attracted wider attention as the title of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Catriona ( 1893 ), sequel to Kidnapped.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Catrijna Vervelen, "Netherlands, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"
  • Catrijna, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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