Memorial: M2777

Gravestone at Suderende, Island of Fohr, Germany commemorating Mattias Petersen d. 1706

Location

Suderende, Island of Fohr, Germany, Rest of the World

Transcript

‘MATTHIAS . PETERSEN / NAT : OLTSUMID . 24 DEC : 1632 / DENAT : D 16 SEPT : 1706 . REI / NAUTICAE . IN GRONLANDIAM / PERITISSIMUS UBI / INCREDIBILI SUCESSU / 373 BALENAS / CEPIT, UT INDE OMNIUM / SUFFRAGO NOMAN / FELICIS / ADEPTUS SIT : ET CONIU / INGE MATTHIESSEN / NAT . D . 7 OCT 1641 / DEN . D : 5 APRIL 1727’

Details

Description: Coats of arms in relief depicting a whale. A helmet above with elaborate mantling and a crest depicting a nude female figure standing on a globe (Fortune).
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Sandstone

People

Petersen, Matthias
Age: 73
Date of Death: 16/9/1706
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Born 24 Dec 1632. Accounted for 373 whales and was called the fortunate.
Bibliography: T. Sheppard 'Old Dutch Whalers','Mariners Mirror' vol. 25, pp. 50-61, (Cambridge, 1939).