Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to Tromp: Michiel de Ruyter
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the name of two Dutch admirals.

Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp. Born Apr. 23, 1598, in Brielle; died Aug. 10,1653, near Terheijden. Lieutenant admiral of Holland (1637).

In 1624, Tromp received his first command as captain of a ship of the line; during the 1630’s he commanded a squadron, and in 1639 he defeated the combined Spanish and Portuguese fleets in the English Channel. During the First Dutch War (1652–54), Tromp was commander in chief of a fleet of the United Provinces. In December 1652 he defeated the English admiral R. Blake near Dungeness in the Straight of Dover, but in February 1653 Tromp suffered defeat near Portland. He died in battle.

Cornelis Tromp. Born Sept. 9, 1629, in Rotterdam; died May 29, 1691, in Amsterdam. Lieutenant admiral of Holland (1676). Son of H. Tromp.

In 1653, Tromp was promoted to rear admiral. He fought in the Second and Third Dutch wars (1665–67 and 1672–74) and in the wars against France and Sweden from 1672 to 1678. In the battle of the Texel (1673) he commanded the rear guard of the Dutch fleet. In 1676, Tromp became commander in chief of the fleet of the United Provinces.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Before joining the University of California system broadly recognized as the premier public university system in the country Tromp was the dean of Arizona State University's New Interdisciplinary College of Arts and Sciences and the vice provost of the university's West Campus.
He continued, "We believe that TROMP, while leaning conservatively right, will appeal to the greater majority of Americans; not only people that voted for Donald Trump, but those who support the Constitution and continue to believe in the rule of law."
Individuals who were honoured include Nico Tromp of Namibia who is a founding member of the Namibian Stock Exchange, chief patron of the Voortrekker youth movement and chairman of the Selfhelp trust created for the promotion of Afrikaans culture in Namibia.
Certamente quello di Tromp non e l'unico diario che include il periodo preparatorio, ma e l'unico a non essere scritto come un appunto personale.
Bread decoration, make up, rack unloading, rotary moulding and depositing equipment are also in the Tromp portfolio.
Tromp and Davis discovered that designing 'race tracks' captured the attention of a class of Year 5 students and resulted in substantial mathematical learning through the exploration of a variety of representations.
Bull Market is trying this track because connections feel his efforts on turf do not reflect his ability, while Tromp returns to the all-weather having found the ground too quick at Brighton on his latest outing.
There are three more ships in this class, HNLMS Tromp, HNLMS De Ruyter and HNLMS De Zeven Provinci'n, the first ship of the class.
and Martin Benad's TROMPE L'OEIL GRISAILLE, ARCHITECTURE AND DRAPERY (0393731944 $24.95) provides artists with a hands-on manual of techniques for rendering tromp l'oeil painting in grisaille and monochrome palettes, using classic works to display both black and white and color results.
Susanna Leonard Hill's Punxsutawney Phyllis (08-23418723, $16.95) tells of a groundhog who is not like others: she loves to splash in the cold river and tromp through the snow, and is happy year-round.
While other beach clean-ups happening around the country on this Earth Day might have focused on empty beer cans and abandoned beach toys, my work at Shi Shi, three miles from the nearest road and only accessible via a muddy tromp through verdant old-growth forest, focused more on debris washed up onto the beach from the turbulent Pacific.
It's a clever tromp l'oeil device, but it drains the movement of vigor, making us wish we could see the real thing without mediation.