Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1805 to 1808, during which time the United Provinces became, during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, first of all the Batavian Republic and then the (Napoleonic) Kingdom of Holland. Dutch possessions in the Indies were under pressure from other European powers, particularly Great Britain, while local kings and princes took the opportunity of troubled times to try to reassert themselves. Weakness of control from the homeland led to a growth of corruption, nepotism and even lawlessness in the Dutch East Indies. It was a difficult time for any Governor-General.
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01/10/1808-Herman Willem Daendels succeeds Albertus Henricus Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies 
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Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies:

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