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  2. History of Amsterdam - Wikipedia

    In 1664, 24,148 people were buried in Amsterdam. More than 10% of the population died in this period - everybody that came into contact with the plague was at risk. At the time people assumed the plague was caused by the digging of new canals. Surprisingly, tobacco smoke was regarded as an effective prophylactic against the plague.

  3. Dutch Ceylon - Wikipedia

    Dutch Ceylon (Sinhala: ලන්දේසි ලංකාව Landesi Lankava Tamil: ஒல்லாந்த இலங்கை Ollanda Ilankai) was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka by the Dutch East India Company.

  4. List of atheist activists and educators - Wikipedia

    There have been many atheists who have been active in advocacy or education. This is a list of atheist activists and educators.Living persons in this list are people whose atheism is relevant to their notable activities or public life, and who have publicly identified themselves as atheists.

  5. Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld - Wikipedia

    Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (later Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, German: Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter Prinz zur Lippe-Biesterfeld; 29 June 1911 – 1 December 2004) was a German-born nobleman who was the consort to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; they were the parents of four children, including Beatrix, who was Queen of the Netherlands ...

  6. History of Riga - Wikipedia

    The origin of the name of Riga has been speculated to be related to ancient Celts—based on root similarity to words such as Rigomagos and Rigodunon, or that it is a corrupted borrowing from the Liv ringa meaning loop, referring to the ancient natural harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava and being and earlier and common Liv place name for such formations.