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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Family Time Line

Joseph Margits
1597–1675
Anneken Jans VanWaardenburg
1601–1635
Joris Margits
1614–1635
Elisabeth Margits
1616–
Maria Margetts
1618–1647
Lambertje Margetts
1622–
Anna Margits
1628–1636
Catharina Margits
1628–1690
Machtelje Margetts
1620–
Catelijn Margitten
1625–
Joseph Margits
1630–1664

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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.
1624

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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