Dirck Jansz Graeff (1529 - 1589)

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Dirck Jansz Graeff

Genealogie-info ook in http://www.klaaskolijnnet.nl/genealogiedegraeff.html


Diederik Jansz Graeff, also Dirk Jansz Graeff, Lord of the manor Vredenhof (Amsterdam 1532 - Jul 27 1589), first illustrious member of the De Graeff family, was a rich merchant, Ship-owner and Politician. Diederik Graeff was also the founder of a regent dynastie of the Dutch Golden Age and the short time of the First Stadtholderless Period that retained power and influence for centuries and produced a number of ministers. He was the first Mayor of Amsterdam from the De Graeff family.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diederik_Jansz._Graeff


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