Thomas de Rouck (baptized January 21, 1592, Bergen op Zoom - September 5, 1660, Bergen op Zoom) was a steward and later the mayor of his native town Bergen op Zoom. De Rouck developed a late hatching system (1645), but failed to make a serious cut.
The engravings, according to his 1673 work, were possibly made by his relatives. The portrait of the vicar Lambertus de Rycke (†1658) seen in the book was engraved by W[illem] de Rouck. F. J. van Ettro maintained, he was familiar with the hatching system of Zangrius. However, it seems more evident that even Butkens might have known Zangrius’ system despite his hatching table being radically different from that of Zangrius because he also applied the same oval escutcheon in his hatching table similar to what Zangrius did in his system.
Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city located in the south of the Netherlands.
Jan van der Heyden was a Dutch Baroque-era painter, glass painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Van der Heyden was one of the first Dutch painters to specialize in townscapes and became one of the leading architectural painters of the Dutch Golden Age. He painted a number of still lifes in the beginning and at the end of his career.
The Siege of Bergen op Zoom was a siege that took place during the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo–Spanish War between September 23 - November 13, 1588. The siege was between a besieged Anglo-Dutch force under Thomas Morgan and Peregrine Bertie and a Spanish besieging force under famed commander Alexander Farnese, the Duke of Parma. An English officer Grimstone claimed to be a disaffected Catholic had set up a trap during which a large Spanish assault was then bloodily repulsed. An Anglo-Dutch relief column under the command Maurice of Orange soon after arrived and forced the Duke of Parma to retreat, thus ending the siege.
The Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom (1622) was a siege during the Eighty Years' War that took place from 18 July to 2 October 1622. The Spanish general Ambrosio Spinola laid siege to the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom.
Jan Baptist Zangrius was a Flemish engraver, publisher, typographer and bookseller.
Marc Vulson de la Colombière (†1658) or Sieur de la Colombière was a French heraldist, historian, poet, minion of the royal court. His name is sometimes spelt as Wulson and also as Volson.
Silvester Petra Sancta was an Italian Jesuit priest, and heraldist. His name is also spelt as Sylvester Petra Sancta, Petrasancta, in Italian Padre Silvestro da Pietrasanta. Pseudonym: Coelius Servilius
Jacob Franquart was a Flemish painter, court architect, and an outstanding copper plate engraver. His name has also been spelled Francquart, Franckaert, Francquaert, Jacques Franquart, Francuart.
Willem Maurits Roggeman is a Belgian poet, novelist and art critic.
Hatching is a conventional system for monochrome denotation of heraldic armory, whereby the tinctures (colours) are represented by dots and lines. This technique is employed in cases where colours, for either aesthetic, practical or economic reasons are not reproduced - e.g. on surfaces such as woodcuts or engravings, seals and coins.
Christophe Butkens (1590–1650) was a Cistercian abbot from Antwerp, a historian and a genealogist who developed a new hatching system.
Philippe de L'Espinoy (1552–1633) of Ghent was a historian, genealogist and heraldist of the Low Countries.
Balthasar van der Ast was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in still lifes of flowers and fruit, as well as painting a number of remarkable shell still lifes; he is considered to be a pioneer in the genre of shell painting. His still lifes often contain insects and lizards.
Arnoldus Montanus was a Dutch teacher and author. He published books on theology, history, and geography of both the Netherlands and far-away countries.
Bartram de Fouchier was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
E 312 is a European B class road in the Netherlands, connecting the cities of Flushing (Vlissingen) and Eindhoven.
Van Bergen is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of Bergen". Most commonly this refers to Bergen in Dutch Limburg, Bergen op Zoom, Bergen in North Holland, or Mons in Hainaut. Notable people with the surname include:
Aloysius Cornelis (Kees) Smout was a Dutch sculptor.
Govert-Marinus Augustijn was a Dutch potter in the style of the Art Nouveau. He was the son of pottery manufacturer Govert Johannes Augustijn and Maria van Dijke.
Jacob Biltius or Jacobus Biltius was a Dutch still life painter originally from The Hague who worked in various places including The Hague, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, Leeuwarden and Bergen op Zoom. He was known for his game still lifes, kitchen still lifes and trompe-l'oeil still lifes.