Peter Minuit

1589 - 1638

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Peter Minuit (between 1580 and 1585 – August 5, 1638) was from Tournai, in present-day Belgium. He was the 3rd Director of the Dutch North American colony of New Netherland from 1626 until 1631, and 3rd Governor of New Netherland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Minuit has received more than 545,979 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Peter Minuit is the 3,797th most popular politician (up from 3,939th in 2019), the 1,046th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,010th in 2019) and the 293rd most popular German Politician.

Peter Minuit is most famous for buying Manhattan Island from the Native Americans for $24 worth of goods.

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Among politicians, Peter Minuit ranks 3,797 out of 15,710Before him are Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Euphronios, Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, H. H. Asquith, René II, Duke of Lorraine, and Heng Samrin. After him are Intef III, Andriscus, Mengu-Timur, Al-Muazzam Turanshah, Peter von Biron, and Amalia of Oldenburg.

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Among people born in 1589, Peter Minuit ranks 5Before him are Feodor II of Russia, Ivan Gundulić, Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria, and Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal. After him are 4th Dalai Lama, John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Gabriel Báthory, Domenico Fetti, Hercules Seghers, Marko Krizin, and Adriaen van de Venne. Among people deceased in 1638, Peter Minuit ranks 8Before him are Ivan Gundulić, François Leclerc du Tremblay, Adriaen Brouwer, Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Johannes Althusius, and Amakusa Shirō. After him are Cyril Lucaris, John Harvard, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Cornelis van Haarlem, Willem Blaeu, and Hercules Seghers.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Minuit ranks 1,046 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), Klaus Nomi (1944), August von Wassermann (1866), Carsten Niebuhr (1733), Conrad Schumann (1942), and Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857). After him are Amalia of Oldenburg (1818), Willi Herold (1925), Theobald Boehm (1794), Felix Magath (1953), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Peter Minuit ranks 293Before him are Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), John Rabe (1882), Harald Quandt (1921), Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548), and Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857). After him are Amalia of Oldenburg (1818), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757), Carl Clauberg (1898), Max Amann (1891), and Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526).