No. 14 (2017): Nederlandse herinneringsplaatsen in Hongarije
Articles

De drie gezichten van De Ruyter*: Admiraal De Ruyter in de Hongaarse herinnering

Published September 1, 2017
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Michiel de Ruyter is a Dutch national hero. He is respected in Hungary as the liberator of the Protestant galley slaves. Since 1895, his name can also be read on the statue behind the Great Church of Debrecen. De Ruyter has appeared in various forms in Hungarian memory during the centuries: either as a fearless soldier, a faithful Christian or as a symbol of reconciliation. His memory keeps changing but his spirit keeps living on in Hungarian memory.