Geertgen Cornelis Buijs

1565–about 1639 (Age 74)
Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Geertgen Cornelis

Geertgen Cornelis Buijs was born in 1565, in Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands. He died about 1639, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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World Events (3)

Age 7
William of Orange was recognized as viceroy of Holland, Friesland and Utrecht.
Age 8
The siege of Leiden between the rebels and the Spanish. 1574 The dikes were opened allowing a Dutch fleet to sail over the flood waters and rescue Leiden.
Age 14
The Union of Utrecht brought together seven northern, Protestant provinces of the Netherlands against the Catholics. Known as the United Provinces, they become the foundation of the Dutch Republic. The Treaty of Utrecht was signed, marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic.

Name Meaning

1 French: from French buis ‘box (tree)’, in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wood ( see Box ).2 Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Buso, Boso.

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

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