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Cornelis Douwes was a preacher of the Mennonite congregation (Jan Jacobsz group) on the Dutch island of Terschelling in the first decades of the 18th century. His grandson with the same name (b. 1712 at Terschelling, d. 1773 at Amsterdam) was director of the Algemeen Zeemanscollegie (School of Navigation) at Amsterdam. He was a man of great learning whose arithmetical theories in the field of nautical science were generally adopted and operative until the 19th century.

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Crone, Ernst. Cornelis Douwes, 1712-1773: zijn leven en zijn werk ; met inleidende hoofdstukken over navigatie en zeevaart-onderwijs in de 17de en 18de eeuw. Haarlem: H. D. Tjeenk Willink & zoon, 1941.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, No. 361.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Douwes, Cornelis." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Douwes,_Cornelis&oldid=118110.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Douwes, Cornelis. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Douwes,_Cornelis&oldid=118110.




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