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  2. Peter Stuyvesant - Wikipedia

    Peter Stuyvesant (English: / ˈ s t aɪ v ə s ən t /; 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 ...

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  3. Peter Stuyvesant | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch Petrus Stuyvesant, (born c. 1592, Scherpenzeel, Friesland, Netherlands—died February 1672, near New York, New York [U.S.]), Dutch colonial governor who tried to resist the English seizure of New York. Stuyvesant was the son of a Calvinist minister.

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    Peter Stuyvesant (ca. 1610-1672), Dutch director general of the New Netherland colony in America, was compelled to surrender his colony to England. The last and most efficient of Dutch proconsuls in the European struggle for control of North America , Peter Stuyvesant is remembered as the stubborn, somewhat choleric governor of the Dutch West ...

  5. Peter Stuyvesant | Biography & Accomplishments |

    Peter Stuyvesant is best known for his military and political assistance in the development of modern-day New York City. He was a Dutch colonist who served as the last Director-General of the...

  6. Peter Stuyvesant - New Netherland Institute

    Peter Stuyvesant, also known as Petrus Stuyvesant, is an important figure in the history of New York City [earlier New Amsterdam], New York State and New Netherland. His name is still commonly used, especially in New York State, for street names, school names, building names, etc. A British-German-Danish cigarette brand is also named after him.

  7. Peter Stuyvesant, 1646-1664 Director-General of New Netherland. The fourth and last Director-General of New Netherland was the somewhat notorious Peter Stuyvesant (c.1612-1672). A former soldier, he had served as governor of the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao, where he lost his right leg.

  8. Peter Stuyvesant and the Fun-House Mirrors - The New York Times

    There’s a story going around the Internet that Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch colonial ruler of what became New York City, was the father of fun-house mirrors. Is there any truth to it? A. F.Y.I....

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