Pieter de la Court van der Voort

Pieter de la Court van der Voort

Male 1664 - 1739  (75 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 5 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Pieter de la Court van der Voort 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 25 May 1664  Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1739  Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I494572  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2006 

    Father Pieter de la Court,   b. 1618,   d. 28 May 1685  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Catharina van der Voort,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F202846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sara Poelaert,   b. 1666,   d. 1740  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1686 
    Children 
     1. Allard de la Court van der Voort,   b. 20 Jul 1688, Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1755, Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Catharina Adriana de la Court,   b. 1690,   d. 1752  (Age 62 years)
     3. Adriana Petronella de la Court,   b. 16 May 1696,   d. 11 Aug 1748  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F199072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1664 - Leiden, ZH, NL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1739 - Leiden, ZH, NL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Studeerde rechten, letteren en theologie
      Lakenkoopman. Publiceerde politieke en historische werken. Woonde te Leiden en Amsterdam

      cloth merchant at Leiden discusses in this book theoretical aspects of garden design. He published the book very late in his career, but practised his ideas certainly before 1700 at his estate 'Allemansgeest' (todays 'Berbice') at Voorschoten near Leiden. His father Pieter de la Court (1618-1685) was an influential politician who also had a taste for gardening. Besides a theoretical treatise De la Court also gives much practical information on gardening. He discusses amply the cultivation of the pineapple, one of his favourite subjects. He grew these plants in quantities and kept them during the winter in a heated glasshouse and in summer in the 'tan frame'. ... It is sometimes believed that Pieter de la Court sr. popularized pineapple growing in his day. This seems most unlikely as by the time of his death in 1685, the necessary facilities were hardly available, and the production of only a single fruit was nothing short of a miracle ..."


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