Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company (Dutch: Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie, [ɣəʔɔktroːˈeːrdə ʋɛstˈɪndisə kɔmpɑˈɲi] or Dutch: GWIC; English: Chartered West India Company) was a chartered company...
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Dutch Guiana
Dutch Guiana may refer to:
Battle of Elmina (1637)
In 1637 the Dutch West India Company detached 9 ships from the forces attacking the Portuguese in Brazil to send them against the Portuguese in Fort Elmina. They appointed Colonel Hans Coine to com...
Cayenne (Dutch colony)
Cayenne, currently the capital of French Guiana, was a hotly contested area between French and Dutch colonizers in the 17th century. In 1615, Theodore Claessen founded a Dutch colony at Cayenne, but i...
Cayenne (Dutch colony) - Wikipedia
Treaty of Axim
The Treaty of Axim was concluded between the Netherlands and the chiefs of Axim in the western region of the Gold Coast (West Africa) and signed at Fort St. Anthony near Axim on 17 February 1642. The ...
Treaty of Axim - Wikipedia
Jurriaen Aernoutsz
Jurriaen Aernoutsz (or Aernouts) was a Dutch colonial navy captain, who briefly conquered the capital of Acadia, Fort Pentagouet in Penobscot Bay (present day Castine, Maine) and several other village...
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Princess Amelia (ship)
The Princess Amelia was a Dutch merchant ship of 600 tons (bm) and 38 guns in the service of the Dutch West India Company.During its 1647 arrival to and departure from New Netherland, it was commanded...
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Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen Cornelissen van der Donck (c. 1618 – 1655) was a lawyer and landowner in New Netherland after whose honorific Jonkheer the city of Yonkers, New York is named. In addition to bei...
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Society of Suriname
The Society of Suriname (Dutch: Sociëteit van Suriname) was a Dutch private company, modelled on the ideas of Jean-Baptiste Colbert and set up on 21 May 1683 to profit from the management and defence ...
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Essequibo (colony)
Essequibo (Dutch: Essequebo) was a Dutch colony on the Essequibo River in the Guiana region on the north coast of South America from 1616 to 1814. The colony formed a part of the colonies that are kno...
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Joost Banckert
Joost van Trappen Banckert (c.1597 – 12 September 1647) was a Dutch Vice Admiral who worked most of his sailing life for the admiralty of Zeeland. He was born at Vlissingen in 1597 or 1599. Earl...
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Demerara
Demerara (Dutch: Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana. It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of B...
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Komenda Wars
The Komenda Wars were a series of wars from 1694 until 1700 largely between the Dutch West India Company and the British Royal African Company in the Eguafo Kingdom in the present day state of Ghana, ...
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Herman Willem Daendels
Herman Willem Daendels (21 October 1762 – 2 May 1818) was a Dutch politician who served as the 36th Governor General of the Dutch East Indies between 1808 and 1811.
Born in Hattem, Netherlan...
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Pomeroon (colony)
Pomeroon is the name of a former Dutch plantation colony on the Pomeroon River in the Guiana region on the north coast of South America. After early colonization attempts in the late 16th century were...
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Treaty of Butre
The Treaty of Butre between the Netherlands and Ahanta was signed at Butre (historical spelling: Boutry), Dutch Gold Coast on 27 August 1656. The treaty regulated the jurisdiction of the Netherlands a...
Treaty of Butre - Wikipedia
Cornelis van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck
Cornelis van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck (also: Sommelsdijk) (The Hague, 20 August 1637 - Paramaribo, 19 July 1688) was the first governor of Suriname after the establishment of the Society of Suriname i...
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Berbice
Berbice is a region along the Berbice River in Guyana, which was between 1627 and 1815 a colony of the Netherlands. After having been ceded to the United Kingdom in the latter year, it was merged with...
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Senegambia (Dutch West India Company)
Senegambia, also known in Dutch as Bovenkust ("Upper Coast"), was the collective noun for the fortifications and trading posts owned by the Dutch West India Company (DWIC) in the region now known as S...
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Albert Burgh
Albert Coenraadsz. Burgh (1593 – 24 December 1647) was a Dutch physician who was mayor of Amsterdam and a councillor in the Admiralty of Amsterdam.
Burgh was born into a rich brewer's family...
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Hendrik Carloff
Henry Carloff or Henrik Caerloff , and several other variants (Finland ?, 1621/22-?, after 1684) began his career as a cabin boy, but rose to a soldier, clerk, auditor, payroll administrator, Com...
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Groot Desseyn
The Groot Desseyn (Dutch for "Grand Design") was a plan devised in 1623 by the Dutch West India Company to seize the Portuguese possessions in Africa and the Americas, in order to establish a trans-At...
Fort Santo Antonio
Fort Santo Antonio was a fort built by the Portuguese in 1515 near the town of Axim, in what is now the West African country of Ghana. In 1642, the Dutch captured the fort and subsequently made it par...
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Jonas Bronck
Jonas Bronck (died 1643) was an immigrant to the Dutch colony of New Netherland after whom the Bronx River, and by extension, the county and New York City borough of The Bronx are named. A mural at th...
List of Dutch West India Company trading posts and settlements
This is a list of the trading posts and settlements of the Dutch West India Company (active 1621-1791), including chronological details of possessions taken over from the Dutch state in 1621, and for ...
Samuel Blommaert
Samuel Blommaert (Bloemaert, Blommaerts, Blommaart, Blomert, etc.) (Antwerp, 11 (or 21) August 1583, – Amsterdam, 23 December 1651, ) was a Flemish/Dutch merchant and director of the Dutch West India ...
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Elmina Castle
Elmina Castle was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coa...
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