Willem Teunisz Pier

Brief Life History of Willem Teunisz

When Willem Teunisz Pier was born in 1627, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Teunis Jansz Pier, was 11624 and his mother, Jannetje Arents Joosten, was 25. He died in 1676, in New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 49.

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Teunis Jansz Pier
Jannetje Arents Joosten
Maerijtjen Teunisz Pier
Willem Teunisz Pier
Jan Theunissen Pier
Arent Teunissen Pier

Sources (3)

  • Willem Jansz, "Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"
  • Willem, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"
  • Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910

World Events (7)

1631 · Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam

"The Amsterdamse Atheneum was an ""illustrous school"" sponsored by the city, where famous scientists such as Petrus Camper and Caspar Barlaeus taught classes. It was built from the remains of a 1470 chapel (Agnietenklooster). Upon being founded, the City Library was moved to the attics of the building and formed the beginning of what would become the University Library."

1637 · First City Theatre Built (Schouwburg of Van Campen)

Built by Jacob Van Campen in 1637, the Schouwburg of Van Campen was the first city theatre in Amsterdam.

1641 · Saaihal

Pieter de Keyser, son of Hendrick de Keyser, built the famous building Saaihal in 1641. It formed part of the building complex known as Staalhof, which was at the center of the textile industry in Amsterdam. The city would help create the most important wool market in Europe during the 17th century.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Düren (Lower Rhine).

German: nickname from Middle Low German pīr(-ās) ‘earthworm’.

English: variant of Pear 1-3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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