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Roelof Diodatie (Diodati)

Also Known As: "Roëlof DEODATI"
Birthplace: Dordrecht
Death: Died in Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia
Immediate Family:

Son of Philippe Diodati and Elisabeth Francken
Husband of Catharina Zaaijman, b1 and Maria de Blocq
Father of Johannes Diodati; Agatha Diodati; Samuel Diodati and Elisabeth Diodati
Brother of Jean Diodati

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Roelof Diodatie

Swiss/Italian descent. From Tanap, notes to this entry-date not specified. V.C. 12, pp 562-564 print version.

Maandag den 4n December. D'luijtenant Nicholaas de Jonge van Oosterland ende boekhouer Roelof Diodati, (1) tot t'opnemen van's Comps, buijtenposten en d' ommeslag der vrijluijden. (1) Kom in die monsterrol van 1692 as Roelof Diodati van Dorth, wat as boekhouer 30 per maand verdien het. Hy hey by die Kaap egter op 24 Augustus 1692 met die Fluitskip Duijfie verlaat met die opdrag om Isaak Johannes lamotius, opperhebber van Mauritius, gevange te neem en hom op te volg. Hy was to 1703 opperhoof van genoemde eilaand en het later as koopman en boekhouer van die ambagskwaatier in Batavia en daarna opperhoof van die Kompanjie se handelspos in Dejima Japan geword. Volgens sy handtekening is bostaande spelling, naamlik Roelof Diodati, die juiste spelling.

Liebbrandt, letters dispatched 1695-1708, Diodati seems to have been replaced by Momber circa 1703 and to have left Mauritius for Batavia 1704.

  • (Crampton, Hazel (2014) The Side Of The Sun At Noon. South Africa: Jacana).


Roelof Diodati

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Roelof Diodati (Dordrecht, 28 July 1658 – Batavia, 10 March 1723) was a governor of Dutch Mauritius in the late 17th century.


Diodati was from Swiss-Italian descent. His grandfather was Jean Diodati, a theologian, who translated the Bible in Italian. His father, born in Geneva, became a pastor of the Walloon church in Leiden in 1651.[1]

It is not obvious Rodolfo Diodati was one of a twin.[2] Both brothers took service at the Dutch East India Company. He became an accountant at the Cape from 1686 and then a merchant. He was appointed as governor of Mauritius from 1692-1703. In 1693 he had to deal with François Leguat.[3] In 1695, a big hurricane devastated the island, several of the Burghers lost all theirs crops, many left the island.[4]

Diodati seems to have been appointed in Suratte. Then he shifted to Batavia and he became a merchant and accountant on 4 January 1707. In 1709 he married Catharina Zaaiman, born on Dutch Mauritius. Her grandmother was Eva, a Khoikhoi interpreter for Jan van Riebeeck.[5]

Diodati became opperhoofd at the VOC post at Dejima Japan on 31 May 1720 and died in Batavia 10 March 1723.


[1] The Voyage of Franois Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and ... By François Le Guat [1]

[2] Akte 41

[3] Mauritius illustrated: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial ... By Allister Macmillan [2]




Allister Macmillan, Mauritius illustrated: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial facts, figures, and resources., London : W.H. & L. Collingridge, 1914

Bygevoeg deur Y. DROST, 17 JAN 2016


MAURITIUS. The Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean by Dr. Catherine Millard. 2002. ISBN: 978 99903 36 12 C

Page 3

Governor Roëlof Deodati arrived in Mauritius on October 22nd, 1692. The following year, Leguat and his companions left Rodriques for Mauritius, disembarking at Black River on May 29th. However, on January 15th, 1694, Francois Leguat and his Huguenot colleagues were arrested by Governor Deodati, and exiled on Frederik Hendrik Isle (Ile aux Fouquets).

Bygevoeg deur Y. DROST, 17 JAN 2016


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Roelof Diodatie's Timeline

July 28, 1658
March 10, 1723
Age 64
Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia