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Willem de Zoete, Heer Haultain (1565 – 26 September 1637, Sluis) was a Dutch Admiral of the 17th century. He served as a Lieutenant-Admiral from 1601 to 1627. He led a Dutch fleet of 20 warships, supplied under the terms of the 1624 Franco-Dutch treaty, into the Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Ré (1625) against a Huguenot uprising. His fleet would be removed from French service in February 1626 after a resolution of the States-General in December 1625.[1]


  1. Reason of state, propaganda, and the Thirty Years by Thomas Hobbes p.140 [1]

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