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1667, Jan 261728, Aug 12
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1718 until 1725. Zwaardecroon left for the East Indies as a midshipman aboard the Purmer in December 1684 and arrived in Batavia in October 1685. During the trip he had several times been employed as secretary to Commissioner-General Van Rheede, which enabled him to make quick progress in his career with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). In 1686 he became Bookkeeper and subsequently Underbuyer. In 1694, he was promoted to Buyer and in 1694 to Senior Buyer. In the same year he was appointed Commander in Jafnapatham in Ceylon.
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