|COMPANY : J. VAN DER VALK & Co||ADMIRAL PIET HEYN|
|TRADE MARK : ADMIRAL PIET HEYN (( HEIN ))|
|BORN : 1577 || DIED : 1629|
As an Admiral for the Dutch West India Company, Piet Heyn's most famous exploit occurred in 1628 when he captured a Spanish treasure fleet loaded with gold and silver. He returned with the spoils from the Carribean to the Netherlands - his home country. The haul was very significant to the Dutch Republic economy.
A statue was erected in his honour and still stands near the old Delfshaven Harbour, Rotterdam, a short distance from his residence.