Armour worn at the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter?, anonymous, 1600 - 1625

Armour worn at the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter?, anonymous, 1600 - 1625

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In 1677 the naval hero Michiel de Ruyter was buried in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. An armour was included in the funeral procession, following an old chivalric tradition. It was hired (for 25 guilders) and worn by a man who was also specially employed for the ceremony, which lasted four and a half hours. He died of exhaustion several days after the funeral.

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