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Dirk Rembrandtsz (1640-1683) of Nierop (i.e., Niedorp in the Dutch province of North Holland), was a Mennonite cobbler who was an able astronomer. He is the author of the Nieroper Graadboek (a trav­el book for seamen), which went through fourteen editions. The book proved useful to mariners, and was republished in 1725 and 1730 in revised editions, edited by Jan Albertsz van Dam, the Mennonite preacher at Hoorn. He also published some books on astronomy and mathematics. He corresponded with internationally noted mathematicians, e.g., Christiaen Huygens and Nicolaes Witsen.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Rembrandtsz, Dirk (1640-1683)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 May 2016.,_Dirk_(1640-1683)&oldid=84448.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Rembrandtsz, Dirk (1640-1683). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from,_Dirk_(1640-1683)&oldid=84448.

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