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The Dutch golden age (1602 - 1702)

A century initiated in 1548 with a war for independence with epic conquests, major scientific breakthroughs, beautiful

art, true global trade, heroic battles and full of human tragedies

'Oderint dum metuant' or 'They may hate me as long as they fear me'. Personal slogan of the Roman emperor Calicula used by Antony van Diemen, Governour-General of Dutch East India (1636 - 1645)


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