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Peter Stuyvesant

1612 - 1672

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Peter Stuyvesant (English: ; in Dutch also Pieter and Petrus Stuyvesant, Dutch: [ˈstœyvəzɑnt]; c. 1610 – August 1672) was a Dutch colonial officer who served as the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was split into New York and New Jersey with lesser territory becoming parts of other colonies, and later, states. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City and his name has been given to various landmarks and points of interest throughout the city (e.g. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Stuyvesant has received more than 1,098,920 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Stuyvesant is the 4,959th most popular politician (down from 3,455th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 131st in 2019) and the 24th most popular Dutch Politician.

Peter Stuyvesant was the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded to the English in 1664. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City.

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Among politicians, Peter Stuyvesant ranks 4,959 out of 15,577Before him are Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Eannatum, Jane Avril, Mstislav II of Kiev, Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, and Æthelbald, King of Wessex. After him are Altiero Spinelli, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Antoine Barnave, Constanze Manziarly, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, and Vittorio Storaro.

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Among people born in 1612, Peter Stuyvesant ranks 11Before him are Wu Sangui, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Samuel Butler. After him are Claude Françoise de Lorraine, Margherita de' Medici, Janusz Radziwiłł, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and John Albert Vasa. Among people deceased in 1672, Peter Stuyvesant ranks 5Before him are Heinrich Schütz, John II Casimir Vasa, Johan de Witt, and Franciscus Sylvius. After him are Al-Rashid of Morocco, Marie Thérèse of France, Hümaşah Sultan, Adriaen van de Velde, John Wilkins, Marguerite of Lorraine, and Madeleine Béjart.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Peter Stuyvesant ranks 190 out of 1,427Before him are Anton Mauve (1838), Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Willem Mengelberg (1871), Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), and Johann Weyer (1515). After him are Cees Nooteboom (1933), Anton Mussert (1894), Tiësto (1969), Maarten Tromp (1598), Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), and Johann Adam Reincken (1643).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Peter Stuyvesant ranks 24Before him are Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Pim Fortuyn (1948), and Ruud Lubbers (1939). After him are Anton Mussert (1894), Joan Blaeu (1596), Jan Janszoon (1570), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), Willem Drees (1886), and Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824).