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1653, Nov 161711, Feb 21
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1704 until 1709. In 1665, when he was still only 12 years old, Joan van Hoorn was already Under-assistant in the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From July 1666 until January 1668, he accompanied his father on a mission to China, where he was received by the Kangxi Emperor. Thereafter, Van Hoorn made rapid progress in his career. He became Assistant in 1671, Underbuyer in 1673, Buyer and First Clerk to the general secretarial function in 1676.
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