Jan Pieterszoon Coen

1587 - 1629

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Jan Pieterszoon Coen ([ˈjɑn ˈpitərzoːn ˈkun], 8 January 1587 – 21 September 1629) was an officer of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the early 17th century, holding two terms as Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. He was the founder of Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies. Renowned for providing the impulse that set the VOC on the path to dominance in the Dutch East Indies, he was long considered a national hero in the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Pieterszoon Coen has received more than 223,641 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Pieterszoon Coen is the 476th most popular military personnel, the 168th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 2nd most popular Dutch Military Personnel.

Jan Pieterszoon Coen was a Dutch East India Company (VOC) official who was the governor-general of the Dutch East Indies from 1618 to 1623. He is most famous for his role in the massacre of Amboina in 1623.

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Among military personnels, Jan Pieterszoon Coen ranks 476 out of 1,466Before him are Laskarina Bouboulina, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Harpagus, Heinz Harmel, and Oghul Qaimish. After him are Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Tamara Bunke, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Heinz Lammerding, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr..

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Among people born in 1587, Jan Pieterszoon Coen ranks 6Before him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Francesca Caccini, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Joost van den Vondel, and Samuel Scheidt. After him are Stefano Landi, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Esaias van de Velde, Magdalene of Bavaria, and Johannes Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1629, Jan Pieterszoon Coen ranks 5Before him are Abbas the Great, Carlo Maderno, Gabriel Bethlen, and Piet Pieterszoon Hein. After him are Otto van Veen, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Pietro Bernini, Giorgi Saakadze, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Pieterszoon Coen ranks 168 out of 1,209Before him are Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Willem Schouten (1567), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606), and Ary Scheffer (1795). After him are Gaius Julius Civilis (25), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Lidwina (1380), Willem van Aelst (1627), Ferdinand Bol (1616), and Lambert of Maastricht (635).


Among military personnels born in Netherlands, Jan Pieterszoon Coen ranks 2Before him are Michiel de Ruyter (1607). After him are Maarten Tromp (1598), Karel Doorman (1889), and Henri Winkelman (1876).