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  • Willem Usselincx (1567 - 1647)
    Willem Usselincx (1567–1647) was a Flemish merchant, investor and diplomat who was instrumental in drawing both Dutch and Swedish attention to the importance of the New World. Usselincx was one of the ...
  • Wouter van Twiller (1606 - 1654)
    Director of New Netherland In office 1633–1638 Zie Wikipedia... See Wikipedia just one of the patents granted him this would be land near what became Stuyvesant's Bowery No. 1 GG 23 PATEN...
  • Governor Peter Minuit (1580 - 1638)
    Peter Minuit was the Third Director-General of New Netherland. He is credited with purchasing the Island of Manhattan from the Lenape indians on May 24, 1626 In 1631 Governor Minuit was recalled to H...
  • Adriaen van der Donck (c.1618 - c.1655)
    Adriaen Cornelissen van der Donck (ca. 1618 – ca. 1655) was a lawyer and landowner in New Netherland after whose honorific Jonkheer the city of Yonkers, New York is named. In addition to being the firs...
  • Kiliaen van Rensselaer (c.1585 - 1643)
    Kiliaen van Rensselaer - Wikipedia - English Kiliaen van Rensselaer (c. 1585 – 7 October 1643 (buried)), was a Dutch merchant who was heavily involved in the Colonial American trade market. He was ...

New Netherland, or Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch, was the 17th-century colonial province of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands on the East Coast of North America. The claimed territories were the lands from the Delmarva Peninsula to extreme southwestern Cape Cod. The settled areas are now part of the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The provincial capital, New Amsterdam, was located at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan on upper New York Bay.

Governors of New Netherland

Notable people

See also: Dutch West India Company

Nieuw-Nederland (Engels: New Netherland; Latijn: Nova Belgica of Novum Belgium), is de naam van het voormalige Nederlandse gebied tussen de 38e en 45e breedtegraad aan de oostkust van de huidige Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Het bevat nu de stad New York – vroeger Nieuw-Amsterdam geheten – en werd gesticht in 1625. Nieuw-Nederland als provincie werd gesticht in 1624 en opgeëist als het gebied tussen de 38e en 42e breedtegraad.

Gouverneurs van Nieuw-Nederland

Opmerkelijke mensen

Zie ook: Dutch West India Company