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Dutch empire

Dutch empire  

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The overseas territories of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Dutch wealth rested on the fishing and shipping industries, assisted by Holland's position on the chief European trade routes. ...
East India Company

East India Company  

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Incorporated on 31 December 1600, this joint-stock company established trading stations in India and the East Indies and served as the agent of British administration there. After the Indian Mutiny ...
English East India Company

English East India Company  

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A chartered company of London merchants that gradually transformed trading privileges in Asia into a territorial empire centred on India. Chartered in 1600, the Company soon lost the Spice Islands ...
French East India Company

French East India Company  

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A commercial organization, founded in 1664 to compete with the Dutch and English East India companies. Until the 1740s it was less successful than its rivals, but led by an ambitious governor, ...
Jan van Riebeeck

Jan van Riebeeck  

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(1610–77)Governor of Cape Town (1652–62) and the founder of European settlement in South Africa. He was sent by the Chamber of Amsterdam to found a refreshment station at Cape Town for Netherlands ...
Willem Corneliszoon Schouten

Willem Corneliszoon Schouten  

(fl. 1590–1619),Dutch East India Company captain who was appointed as commander of two Dutch ships bound for South America with a view to finding a route to Asia further ...

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