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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


  • Stuyvesant, Peter, -- 1592-1672,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

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Edition Notes

StatementHenry H. Kessler and Eugene Rachlis.
ContributionsRachlis, Eugene.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 309 p.
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23264572M
LC Control Number59005711

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THE average New Yorker knows that the city was founded by the Dutch, was called New Amsterdam and that Peter Stuyvesant was the last Dutch Director-General, though he would probably call him the. 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. Landmark Book # The Story of Peter Stuyvesant of Old New York. Thirty-eight years after Henry Hudson, in , first sailed the "Half Moon" up the majestic river named for him, Governor Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam harbor. For the next eighteen years he helped the Dutch colony grow. Peter Stuyvesant and his New York by Henry Howard Kessler, Eugene Rachlis, , Random House edition, in English.

Stuyvesant surrendered his land as requested, and the region was soon renamed New York. Peter, meanwhile, retired to a farm outside the city, where he remained until his death in New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, "Peg-legged" Peter Stuyvesant was the last director general of New Netherland. Born in the Netherlands to a minister, he joined the West India Company when he was a young man, and became the director of the Dutch West India Company’s colony in Curaçao in His efforts at reform were cut short with the seizure of New Amsterdam (later, New York) by a British force in Patriotic, and desiring adventure, Stuyvesant entered the service of the Dutch West India Company - first as a clerk and then, in , as a supercargo to Brazil. Dutch Colonial Governor. His given name was actually Pieter or Petrus. He was the 7th and last Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now part of present-day New York City). He was born in Peperga, Friesland in the Netherlands and grew up in Scherpenzeel. After studying languages and philosophy at the Memorial ID: View Source.