Pieter Stuyvesant

c. 1612-1672 Director-General of New Netherland, 1647-1664 Pieter Stuyvesant was born in Friesland in the Netherlands around 1612. He studied languages and philosophy in … More Pieter Stuyvesant »

Jacob Benckes

Jacob Benckes

1637-1677 Governor of New Netherland, 1673 Jacob Benckes was born on September 10, 1637, in the city of Koudum, in the Friesland region of … More Jacob Benckes »

Anthony Colve

Unknown Governor of New Netherland, 1673-1674 Anthony Colve, a Dutch naval captain, was appointed Director-General of New Netherland in August 1673 when the Dutch … More Anthony Colve »

Jan Lampo

Unknown Schout-Fiscael of New Netherland, 1626-1631 During Director Pieter Minuit’s administration, the Schout-fiscael was Jan Lampo, an Englishman from Canterbury who also acted as … More Jan Lampo »

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