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1619, Apr 211677, Jan 18
a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. He was head of the VOC trading post in Tonkin, Indochina. In 1643, Riebeeck travelled with Jan van Elseracq to the VOC outpost at Dejima in Japan. Seven years later in 1650, he proposed selling hides of South African wild animals to Japan.
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12/24/1651-Jan van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
04/06/1652-Jan van Riebeeck lands/establishes Cape Colony, the first European settlement in South Africa, established
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