Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies
The Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (Dutch: Gouverneur-generaal van Nederlands Indië) represented the Dutch rule in the Dutch East Indies between 1610 and Dutch recognition of the indepe...
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Simon van der Stel
Simon van der Stel (14 October 1639 – 24 June 1712) was the last Commander and first Governor of the Cape Colony, the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
Simon was the son o...
Cornelis van Nijenrode
Cornelis van Nijenrode, also Cornelis van Nieuwroode (born Naarden; died Hirado, 31 January 1633), was Governor of the VOC-trading post in Hirado, Japan from 1623 to 1633.Cornelis arrived in Asia in 1...
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Gerard Pietersz. Hulft
Gerard Pietersz. Hulft (12 December 1621 in Amsterdam – 10 April 1656 in Colombo), was a Dutch general. In 1655 he was sent with a fleet to Ceylon and died in action.
Hulft was born as the y...
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Carel Reyniersz
Carel Reyniersz (1604–1653) was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1650 until 1653.Reyniersz (or Reiniersz) was born in Amsterdam in 1604 (or perhaps 1602). He left for the Indies in 1627 ...
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Saartje Specx
Saartje Specx (1617–1636) was the daughter of Jacques Specx, governor of the North Quarter of the Dutch East India Company's (VOC's) Asian trading empire, and a Japanese concubine. Saartje (Sara in En...
Jeronimus Cornelisz
Jeronimus Cornelisz (1598 – October 2, 1629) (properly Corneliszoon, "son of Cornelis") was a Frisian apothecary and Dutch East India Company (VOC) merchant. In June 1629 he led one of the bloodiest ...
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Johannes Hudde
Johannes (van Waveren) Hudde (23 April 1628, Amsterdam – 15 April 1704, Amsterdam) was a burgomaster (mayor) of Amsterdam between 1672 – 1703, a mathematician and governor of the Dutch Eas...
Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck
Jacob Corneliszoon van Neck (often anglicized to Jacob Cornelius van Neck) (1564–1638) was a Dutch naval officer and explorer who led the second Dutch expedition to Indonesia from 1598 to 1599.
Va...
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Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher
Jacob Cornelis Matthieu (J. C. M.) Radermacher (1741 – December 24, 1783) was a Dutch botanist and author.Radermacher was born in The Hague, Holland. He was an officer of the Dutch East India Company...
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Willem Maurits Bruyninck
Willem Maurits Bruijninck (also Bruyninck, Bruijnink, Bruinink, Bruninck, etc.) (24 January 1689 Lichtenvoorde - ?) was the 25th Governor of Ceylon during the Dutch period in Ceylon. He was appo...
Gerard Arnout Hasselaer
Gerard Arnout Hasselaer (20 February 1698, Amsterdam - 12 July 1766, Heemstede) was a burgomaster and counsellor of the city of Amsterdam, and a Director of the Dutch East India Company.Some historian...
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Salomon Sweers
Salomon Sweers (Nijmegen, 15 June 1611 - Amsterdam, 2 March 1674) was a bookkeeper and a counsel for the Dutch East India Company. His younger brother was Admiral Isaac Sweers employed by the Admiralt...
Johannes Thedens
Johannes Thedens (1680 – 19 March 1748) was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 6 November 1741 until 28 May 1743.Thedens, born in a largely Dutch settlement in Friedrichstadt, Schleswig, s...
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Leopold Willem Ras
Leopold Willem Ras (died 1847) was a Dutch merchant-trader and diplomat.
Ras travelled from Europe to work in East Asia with the Dutch East Indies Company (or Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or ...
Hendrik Brouwer
Hendrik Brouwer ([ˈbrʌu̯ər]; 1581 – August 7, 1643) was a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies.
He is thought to first have sailed to the Eas...
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Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff
Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff (c. 1573 - 22 May 1609) was a Dutch captain of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, notable for his voyage to Asia between 1607 and 1612.Verhoeff was 4in the service of the Dutch East...
François Caron
François Caron (1600–1673) was a French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company (VOC) for 30 years, rising from cabin boy to Director-General at Batavia (Jakarta), ...
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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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Jacob Groenewegen
Jacob Groenewegen (died 22 May 1609) was a Dutch merchant, who was the leading merchant (opperkoopman) on the fleet under Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff that left Texel on December 21, 1607, and arrived in...
Samuel Iperusz. Wiselius
Samuel Iperuszoon, Knight Wiselius (4 February 1769 – 15 May 1845) was a successful Dutch lawyer and a prominent Patriot and democrat, involved in the dismantling of the Dutch East India Company (VOC)...
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Gerrit de Graeff (I.) van Zuid-Polsbroek
Gerrit de Graeff (I.) van Zuid-Polsbroek (February 27, 1711 in Amsterdam – November 10, 1752) was a member of the De Graeff – Family from the Dutch Golden Age. De Graeff was known for his wealth and n...
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Jacques Specx
Jacques Specx ([ˈʒɑk ˈspɛks]; 1585 – 22 July 1652) was a Dutch merchant, who founded the trade on Japan and Korea in 1609. Jacques Specx received the support of William Adams to obtain extensive tradi...
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Hendrik Swellengrebel
Hendrik Swellengrebel (Cape Town, 20 September 1700 - Utrecht, 26 December 1760) was the first and only Dutch East India Company governor of the Dutch Cape Colony who was born in the Cape.Swellengrebe...
Willem Adriaan van der Stel
Willem Adriaan van der Stel (August 24, 1664, Haarlem - November 11, 1733, Lisse) was appointed as extraordinary Council of the Dutch Indies, and Governor of the Cape Colony, a way station for the Du...
Petrus Vuyst
Petrus Vuyst or Vuijst (1691, Batavia, Dutch East Indies - 19 May 1732, Batavia) was the 20th Governor of Ceylon during the Dutch colonial period.Vuyst was born in Batavia as the son of Hendrik Vuyst ...