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1634, Jul 181695, Jul 18
the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1684 to 1691. Camphuys was born in Haarlem, in the Republic of the United Netherlands. In his youth he was a student at a silversmith in Amsterdam. He left on November 1, 1652 aboard the cargo carrier to India. The ship, however, suffered shipwreck on March 2, 1653 at the Shetland Islands. Camphuys survived the disaster and left on 23/08/1653 aboard the Golded Dragon. He became a clerk at the General Secretariat in Batavia and a bailiff in Batavia. After 11 years at the secreatary he became a merchant. He became a commander in 1670 and in 1671 he left as head of the VOC post in Deshima, Japan.
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