Netherlands
Renaissance Period: c 1400 - 1600 A.D.

The Netherlands was not independent during this period. The Duchy of Burgundy in eastern France was very powerful and included the Netherlands. Isabella and Ferdinand's grandson inherited Burgundy and the Netherlands in 1515 and Austria in 1519. He became the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. (1)

Male Names

Adriaan - (2)
Cornelis - (2)
Dieric - (2)
Dirck - Dutch translator of classical works - (2)
Joris - (2)
Maerten - (2)
Pieter - (2)
Willem - (2)

Last Names

Aertsen - (2)
Barents - (2)
Blaeu - (2)
Bos - (2)
Bouts - (2)
Brueghel - (2)
Coornhert - Dutch translator of classical works (2)
de Vries - (2)
Hoefnagel - (2)
Van Heemskerk - (2)
Visscher - (2)

Sources:

1 - Tudor England, An Encyclopedia, New York: Garland Publishing, 2001.

2 - Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe, Sandra Sider, New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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