Twisck, Reyner Pietersz (d. 1613)
Reyner Pietersz Twisck (d. 1613 at Hoorn, Holland), a relative, probably an uncle of Pieter Jansz Twisck, was for many years a sailor and steersman. He invented a number of instruments, including a new kind of compass, which was patented in 1597 by the Dutch States General.
Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. II, 1458 ff.
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