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Frederick de Houtman
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Frederick de Houtman is best known for the second of his four trips to Indonesia. He was born in the Dutch town of Gouda shortly before the ‘alteration’ of 1572, when the town officially accepted the Calvinist ‘Reformed’ faith in place of Roman Catholicism. He attended grammar school, where he studied Latin and modern sciences, including arithmetic. He grew up a Reforme…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “Frederick de Houtman”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <>

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