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16041653, Mar 13
a Commodore of the Republic of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands. He fought in the Eighty Years' War against Spain, becoming a captain in 1630 and a regular captain in 1635, mostly fighting the Dunkirkers. In 1639, he fought in the Battle of the Downs under the command of Joris van Cats. In 1645, as a Rear-Admiral, Van Galen was part of Vice-Admiral Witte de With's convoy breaking the blockade of The Sound by Denmark.
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09/07/1652-Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under Johan van Galen beat English
03/14/1653-Battle of Leghorn: Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno, but is mortally wounded by cannonball
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