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1789, Oct 231859, Jun 27
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1833 until 1836. He was a civil servant and politician who served under William I and William II of the Netherlands. He sped through the ranks of the civil service until he reached the post of Vice President of the Council for the Dutch East Indies. Following Johannes van den Bosch, as acting Governor-General and, later, Minister for the Colonies, he was a strong defender of the Dutch Colonial policy, the cultuurstelsel, which required a certain amount of profitable crops to be dedicated to export.
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Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies:

Pieter Both (1610-1614): the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Not much is known of his early years. In 1599, Both was already an admiral in the New, ...
Gerard Reynst (1614-1615): a Dutch merchant, father of a museum curator, and later the second Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. On the request of his elders i...
Laurens Reael (1615-1619): an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1616 to 1619 and an admiral of the Dutch n...
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