Dating op curacao

He received offers to large teams including Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord Rotterdam and Real Madrid Club de Fútbol.However, he turned down the offers because he chose not to play professionally.Spanish traders took the name over as Curaçao, which was followed by the Dutch.Their ancestors had migrated to the island from the mainland of South America, likely hundreds of years before Europeans arrived.In the Franco-Dutch War of 1672-78, Count Jean II d'Estrées planned to attack Curaçao.

The first Europeans recorded as seeing the island were members of a Spanish expedition under the leadership of Alonso de Ojeda in 1499.

Another explanation is that it is derived from the Portuguese word for heart (coração), referring to the island as a centre in trade.

An unstressed o in Continental Portuguese is usually pronounced [u], so the Portuguese word for heart, coração, is actually pronounced [kurɐsãw].

They had made a serious navigational error, hitting the reefs on , a week after setting sail from Saint Kitts.

Curaçao marked the events by a day of thanksgiving, celebrated for decades into the 18th century, to commemorate the island's escape.

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