Wijerd Jelckama biography

Wijerd Jelckama

Pirate, Military Commander

1490 – 1523

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Who was Wijerd Jelckama?

Wijerd Jelckama was a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop. He was the lieutenant of Pier Gerlofs Donia and fought along his side against the Saxon and Hollandic invaders. Jelckama took Donia's place as freedom fighter after Donia died in 1520.

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Born
1490
Also known as
  • Wierd Jelckama
Ethnicity
  • Frisians
  • Frisian
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Friesland
Died
1523

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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