Rissa removed a dirk and slit open her palm, displaying it to him.
Dordrecht was founded by Count Dirk III.
In 1616 Dirk Hartog discovered the island bearing his name.
Mannhardt (Danzig, 1861) with an appendix from the writings of Dirk Philipsz (1504-1570), brother of Obbe, and Menno's henchman.
He appeared to a friend and said that he would come again, when the friend must throw a dirk over his shoulder and he would return to this world.
Other ancient towns are Zandpoort, Bakenes, Haarlem and Bennebroek, once the seat of a nunnery removed hither from Egmond by Dirk II.
At the close of the, 4th century the heirs of the Koevorden and van den Hove families sold their rights, first to the town, and then to the bishop. A struggle followed, in which the city was temporarily worsted; but in 1440 Bishop Dirk II.
It was not, however, till late in the 11th century that his successors adopted the style "Hollandensis comes" as p y their territorial designation (it is found for the first time on a seal of Dirk V.
In 922 Charles the Simple gave in full possession to a count in Frisia, Dirk by name (a shortened form of Diederic, Latin Theodoricus), "the church of Egmont with all that belonged to it from Swithardeshage to Kinhem."
This man, usually known as Dirk I., died about 939 and was succeeded by his son of the same name.
Among the records of the abbey of Egmont is a document by which the emperor Arnulf gave to a certain count Gerolf the same land "between Swithardeshage and Kinhem," afterwards held by Dirk I.
Slain in battle against the west Frisians, and was succeeded by his twelve-year-old son Dirk III.
But no sooner was he arrived at man's estate than Dirk turned upon his enemies with courage and vigour.
The result was that Dirk was not merely confirmed in his possession of Dordrecht and the Merweda Bushland (the later Holland) but also of the territory of a vassal of the Utrecht see, Dirk Bavo by name, which he conquered.
Having thus established his rule in the south, Dirk next proceeded to bring into subjection the Frisians in the north.
In his later years Dirk went upon a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from which he returned in 1034; and ruled in peace until his death in 1039.
His son, Dirk IV., was one of the most enterprising of his warlike and strenuous race.
And other islands of Zeeland; the quarrel was important, as dealing with the borderland between French and German overlordship. This strife, which lasted 400 years, did not at first break out into actual warfare, because both Dirk and Baldwin V.
Dirk allied himself with Godfrey the Bearded of Lorraine, who was at war with the emperor, and his territory was invaded by a powerful imperial fleet and army (1047).
But Dirk entrenched himself in his stronghold at Vlaardingen, and when winter came on he surrounded and cut off with his light boats a number of the enemy's ships, and destroyed a large part of their army as they made their way amidst the marches, which impeded their retreat.
Dirk offered a stout resistance, but, according to the most trustworthy account, was enticed into an ambuscade and was killed in the fight (1049).
He was succeeded by his son, Dirk V., a child, under the guardianship of his V.
An examination of these documents shows the possessions of Dirk as in Westflinge et circa oras Rheni, i.e.
Robert thus, in his own right and that of Dirk, was ruler of all Frisia (Zeeland), and thus became known among his Flemish countrymen as Robert the Frisian.
Dirk V., now grown to man's estate, was not slow to take advantage of the favourable juncture.
After his death (1122) his widow, Petronilla of Saxony, Floris governed in the name of Dirk VI., who was a minor.
These Frisians proved very troublesome subjects to Dirk VI.
The Frisian peasants and fisher folk loved their independence, and were equally refractory to the rule of any distant overlord, whether count or bishop. Dirk VI.
His son, Dirk VII., had a stormy, but on the whole successful reign.
In 1202, however, Dirk was defeated and taken prisoner by the duke of Brabant, and had to purchase peace on humiliating terms. He only survived his defeat a short time and died early in 1204, leaving as his only issue a daughter, Ada, 17 years of age.
It had been the intention of Dirk VII.
Europe has perhaps never seen an abler series of princes than these fourteen lineal descendants of Dirk I.
In undress naval uniform, with a dirk, and holding his cap under his arm, he handed Kutuzov a garrison report and the keys of the town.
Among those slain were Piet Uys and his son Dirk, aged 15, who rode by his side.