April 23, 1598–August 10, 1653 Maarten was an officer and later admiral in the Dutch navy.Born in Den Briel, Tromp was the son of an officer of an early Dutch man-of-war. His mother washed sailor's shirts to supplement the family income. At the age of nine, Tromp went to sea with his father and was present at the Battle of Gibraltar. He is well known in Holland. Our connection may be through Bastiaan Gijsberti Hodenpijl son of Philip Gijsberti and Hester Hodenpijl. Research is still in progress with Recia Bruggeman leading the way.