Schiedamse visser 'Superman'

  • Bo Poulsen

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Article in largest Dutch daily paper, De Telegraaf interviews Bo Poulsen, Roskilde University. Dutch 18th century fishing skippers were among the smartest groups of people in all of early Modern Europe. During the latter half of the 18th century, skippers from Schiedam were at the top of a list based on average skills in logic and reasoning for close to 40 groups of people from various branches of society in Western Europe. The skills needed to fish have been highly appreciated for centuries, and the Dutch herring fishermen, who out-performed other countries’ fishermen, certainly profited from their keen abilities to navigate, count and keep books. Out at sea, they were supermen gathering the silver darlings of the North Sea.
Period19 Nov 2010

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  • TitleSchiedamse visser 'Superman'
    Media name/outletDe Telegraaf
    Producer/AuthorPeter de Lange
    PersonsBo Poulsen