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Zutphen

(zŭt`fən), city (1994 pop. 31,309), Gelderland prov., E central Netherlands, on the IJssel River. It is an administrative, industrial, and commercial center. Zutphen was chartered in 1191 and was an important Spanish stronghold during the Dutch struggle for independence (16th cent.). Philip SidneySidney or Sydney, Sir Philip,
1554–86, English author and courtier. He was one of the leading members of Queen Elizabeth's court and a model of Renaissance chivalry.
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 died in a skirmish at the city's walls while aiding his uncle, the earl of Leicester, in an unsuccessful attempt to take Zutphen from the Spanish. The city was captured by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau in 1591. Notable structures include the 12th-century Gothic church of St. Walpurgis and many buildings of the 17th and 18th cent.
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One group comprises the islands at the northern end of the Sumatran coastline replicated in Java la Grande: it was identified with the Pulau Sumur group (called by the Dutch the Zutfen, or Zutphen, Eilanden).
Slicher van Bath, "Geschiedenis van de Nederzettingen in de Graafschap Zutfen," Bijdragen en Mededelingen van de Vereeniging 'Gelre' 48 (1946): 29-76.
(11) The word is the name of the stream Wai Sumur, the village at its mouth Kampung Sumur, the nearby cape Tanjung Sumur Batu and the neighbouring island group Pulau Sumur (known to the Dutch as the Zutfen or Zutphen Eilanden) (Hydrographic Office 1956).