1788, Aug 151856, Oct 29
acting Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in 1840–1841. After having distinguished himself in a mutiny on the warship Neptunus, he was appointed an officer in 1806 and placed as a ordonnan officer with King Louis Napoleon. 20 Dec. 1806 transferred to the 2nd reg. cuirassiers, he attended in May 1807 the siege of Dantzig under the marshal Lefèbvre and distinguished himself in the battle of Friedland (14 June) so that he was appointed knight of the legion of honor. At his father's request, at that time Holland's envoy at Weenen, he became 19 Jan. 1808 appointed as an auditor at the legation there while maintaining mil. rank.
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