History of coffee
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 10th century, with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have bee...
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The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
Coffee and human evolution
The earliest record of coffee drinking as we know it comes from Yemen, near the end of the fifteenth century, when the beverage was popular among Sufi mystics. It pleases some historians to imagine th...
Dutch East India Company
The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC, "United East India Company") was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States General of the Netherlands gr...
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Ridderschap van Holland (1682)
Ridderschap van Holland ("Knighthood of Holland") was a large retourschip ('return ship'), the largest class of merchantmen built by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to trade with the East Indies. I...
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Isaac Le Maire
Isaac Le Maire (Tournai, c. 1558 – Egmond aan den Hoef, September 20, 1624) was a merchant for the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie and later for the Austraalse Compagnie. He is best known for...
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The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
Eendracht (1615 ship)
The Eendracht was an early 17th Century Dutch wooden-hulled sailing ship, launched in 1615 in the service of the Dutch East India Company. It was captained by Dirk Hartog when he made the second recor...
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Dutch East India Company in Indonesia
The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, "United East India Company"; VOC) had a presence in the Indonesian archipelago from 1603, when the first trading post was e...
List of Dutch East India Company trading posts and settlements
The following were trading posts owned by the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, presented in geographical sequence from west to east:
Jan. 1721 - 23 December 1730.Mauritiu...
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Batavia (ship)
Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was built in Amsterdam in 1628 and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons, and a number of bronze guns. Batavia, shipwrecked on her maiden voyage,...
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Travancore-Dutch War
The Travancore–Dutch War was a war between the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Indian kingdom of Travancore, culminating in the Battle of Colachel in 1741.
The seeds for the war were laid w...
Oost-Indisch Huis
The Oost-Indisch Huis (Dutch for "East India House") is an early 17th-century building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was a headquarters of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compag...
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Roelof Diodati
Roelof Diodati (Dordrecht, 28 July 1658 – Batavia, 10 March 1723) was a governor of Dutch Mauritius in the late 17th century.
Diodati was from Swiss-Italian descent. His grandfather was Jean Dioda...
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Zuytdorp
The VOC Zuytdorp also Zuiddorp (meaning 'South Village' after a still existing village ( Source reference required) in the South of Zeeland, near the Belgian border) was an 18th-century trading ship ...
New Amsterdam judicial system
The New Amsterdam judicial system was initially developed privately by the Dutch East India Company, and gradually brought into closer conformity with Dutch law of the period.
In the first years ...
Kandyan Treaty of 1638
The Kandyan Treaty of 1638 was a treaty between the Kingdom of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, and the Dutch Republic signed by King Rajasinghe II for the Kingdom of Kandy and Adam Westerwold and William Jacobsz...
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Treaty of Giyanti
The Treaty of Giyanti (also known as the Treaty of Gianti Java, the Gianti Agreement, or the Giyanti Treaty) was signed and ratified on February 13, 1757 in Giyanti (southeast of Karanganyar, Central ...
Treaty of Bongaja
The Treaty of Bongaja was signed on November 18, 1667 between Sultan Hasanudin of Gowa and the Dutch East India Company (VOC). This treaty was developed after Dutch imperial forces (allied with the Bu...
Dutch-Portuguese War
The Dutch–Portuguese War was an armed conflict involving Dutch forces, in the form of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, against the Portuguese Empire. Beginning in 1602, t...
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Dutch missions to Edo
The Dutch East India Company missions to Edo were regular tribute missions to the court of the Tokugawa Shogun in Edo (modern Tokyo) to reassure the ties between the Bakufu and the Opperhoofd. The Opp...
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't Gulden Zeepaert
The 't Gulden Zeepaert, usually referred to as the Gulden Zeepaert, was a ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It sailed along the south coast of Australia from Cape Leeuwin in th...
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Amboyna massacre
The Amboyna massacre was the 1623 torture and execution on Ambon Island (present-day Maluku, Indonesia), of twenty men, ten of whom were in the service of the English East India Company, by agents of ...
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Fortuyn (ship)
The Fortuyn (also spelled Fortuin) was a ship owned by the Chamber of Amsterdam of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) which was lost on its maiden voyage in 1723. It set sail for Batavia from Texel i...
Santa Catarina (ship)
Santa Catarina was a Portuguese merchant ship, a 1500 ton carrack, that was seized by the Dutch East India Company (also known as V.O.C) during February 1603 off Singapore. She was such a rich prize t...
Duyfken
Duyfken (also Duifken or Duijfken) ("little dove" in English, "duifje" in modern Dutch) was a small Dutch ship built in the Netherlands. She was a fast, lightly armed ship probably intended for shallo...
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Concordia (1696 ship)
The Concordia was a Dutch VOC sailing ship that left Batavia on 15 January 1708 with two other vessels, Zuiderburg and Mercurius. Concordia had 130 people on board and was bound for the Cape of Good H...
Vianen (ship)
Vianen, sometimes spelled Vyanen or Viane, was a 17th-century Dutch East Indies Company sailing ship, used to transport cargo between Europe and the Indies. She was shipwrecked but refloated on her fi...
Vergulde Draeck
The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) was a Dutch East India Company ship of the seventeenth century. She sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (now Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz and was carrying trade g...
Banda Islands
The Banda Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banda) are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 140 km (87 mi) south of Seram Island and about 2,000 km (1...
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