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Jan VAN RIEBEECK

Dutch Jan VAN RIEBEECK

born Jan Anthoniszoon VAN RIEBEECK

Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on April 21, 1619 in Culemborg, Nederland
Died: on January 18, 1677 in Batavia, Nederlands-Indië


Biography

Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was born in Culemborg in the Netherlands on 21 April 1619, as the son of a surgeon. He grew up in Schiedam, where he married Maria de la Quellerie on 28 March 1649. The couple had eight sons, one of whom, Abraham van Riebeeck, became a Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.

Joining the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) Dutch East India Company in 1639, he served in a number of posts, including that of an assistant surgeon in the Batavia in the East Indies.

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