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ID: 7006804
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Delft (inhabited place)  Delft (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 004 22 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.3667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the canalized Schie River, it was founded in the 11th century and granted a charter in 1246. Severely damaged twice, once by a fire in 1536 and then by an explosion in 1654. It was rebuilt and became a thriving commercial center in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is known for its cloth, breweries, and faience delftware (tin-glazed earthenware), but it was later superceded by Rotterdam. In 1584, William of Orange was murdered here on the orders of Philip II of Spain. Birthplace of artist Jan Vermeer (1632-1675).

Names:
Delft (preferred,C,V,Dutch,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of South Holland (province)  ............  South Holland (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Delft (inhabited place)  ................  Delft (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1075, chartered in 1246
city (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Delft..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 973
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 54
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 973
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2142932
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 54
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Phaidon Art Guide: Holland (1987) 63

 

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