Maria Margetts

about 1618–1647 (Age 29)
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Maria

When Maria Margetts was born about 1618, in Utrecht, Netherlands, her father, Joseph Margits, was 21 and her mother, Anneken Jans VanWaardenburg, was 17. She died in 1647, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 29.

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Joseph Margits
Anneken Jans VanWaardenburg
Joris Margits
Elisabeth Margits
Maria Margetts
Lambertje Margetts
Anna Margits
Catharina Margits
Machtelje Margetts
Catelijn Margitten
Joseph Margits

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World Events (5)

1620 · Munttoren is Completed

Age 2

Muntorren (meaning "Mint Tower") was built in 1620, replacing the burned-down remains of the Regulierspoort Gate that had been subjected to a 1618 fire. The new tower was created in the Amsterdam Renaissance style.

Age 6

The Dutch conquered Salvador, Brazil.
1631 · Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam

Age 13

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.

Name Meaning

English: metronymic from a form of the female personal name Margaret, via Late Latin Margarita from Greek margaritēs ‘pearl’. This was borne by several early Christian saints, and became a popular female personal name throughout Europe. The vocabulary word was borrowed into Latin and Greek from a Semitic source, and is probably ultimately from Persian morvarid ‘pearl’.

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

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