Joan Geelvinck, heer van Castricum en Croonenburg

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Joan Geelvinck

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
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Son of Cornelis Geelvinck, heer van Castricum and Elisabeth Velecker
Husband of Anna van Loon
Father of Lieve Geelvinck, heer van Castricum and Catharina Clara Geelvinck
Brother of Albert Geelvinck; Cornelis Geelvinck; Brigitta Geelvinck; Coenraad Geelvinck and Dirk Geelvinck

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About Joan Geelvinck

Joan Geelvinck (1644-1707) was de oudste zoon van Cornelis Geelvinck en de broer van Albert Geelvinck. Hij was een koopman, bewindhebber van de VOC en woonde aan het Singel 460, in het pand, beter bekend als Odeon. Hij was getrouwd met Anna van Loon.

Geelvinck was samen met Nicolaes Witsen, betrokken bij de expeditie van het schip De Geelvink onder bevel van Willem de Vlamingh, om de westkust van Australië in kaart te brengen. Rond 1705 voer het schip naar Nieuw-Guinea en ontdekte de Geelvinkbaai. De daarin gelegen eilanden werden de Geelvink-eilanden genoemd. Taalwetenschappers spreken van de Geelvinkbaaitalen, de aangetroffen dwergpapegaaien, vliegende vossen, Pteropus pohlei en boomkikkers kregen eveneens de naam Geelvink mee. ______________________________________________________ Joan Geelvinck (7 July 1644 – 21 May 1707) was a Dutch merchant and politician who followed his father Cornelis and younger brother Albert on the city council of Amsterdam.

Geelvinck was born in Amsterdam. In 1663 he became an ensign, in 1666 lieutenant, in 1676 captain and in 1688 colonel in the civic guard. In 1674 he married his full cousin Anna van Loon and became the father of the twins Lieve Geelvinck, later a mayor, and his sister Catharina Clara who married Willem Boreel, becoming ambassador in Paris.

Joan Geelvinck lived at Singel 460, Amsterdam, designed by Philip Vingboons. The huge building, also used as his warehouse is nowadays better known as "Odeon", a discothèque, with an interesting interior; in the 19th century it was a music hall where Brahms and Chopin played.

In 1688 Joan Geelvinck became one of the 17 administrators of the Dutch East India Company. He served for more than one term. In 1696 an expedition of three ships, the Geelvink, Nijptangh and Weseltje, under the command of Willem de Vlamingh and Captains Gerrit Collaert and Cornelis de Vlamingh was dispatched to look for the Ridderschap van Holland and explore New Holland.[1] The fleet explored Rottnest Island, the mainland around the Swan River (present site of Perth) and several points along the coast going north. They landed on Dirk Hartog Island, where de Vlamingh retrieved Hartogh's pewter plate which he had left behind, before heading for Batavia.[2][3]

The Geelvink returned to Holland with a cargo of textiles, saltpetre, opium, silk from Bengal and Persia, indigo, cloves and pepper.

Geelvinck died, aged 62, at The Hague.

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Joan Geelvinck, heer van Castricum en Croonenburg's Timeline

1644
July 7, 1644
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1674
January 9, 1674
Age 29
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1676
May 28, 1676
Age 31
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1680
January 24, 1680
Age 35
1707
May 21, 1707
Age 62
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands