Lived: 1612 – Aug 1672
Spouse: Pieter Stuyvesant (m. 1645 – 1672)
Education: University of Franeker
Children: Nicolas William Stuyvesant (Son) · Balthazar Lazarus Stuyvesant (Son)
Parents: Margaretha Hardenstein (Mother) · Styntie (Steintje) Pieters (Mother) · Margarethe Stuyvesant (Mother) · Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant, ds. (Father) · Rev. Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant (Father)
Previous office: Director of New Netherland (1647 – 1664)Highlights
- 1645: In 1645, Stuyvesant married Judith Bayard (c. 1610–1687) of the Bayard family.
- 1645: A year later, in May 1645, he was selected by the Company to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of the New Netherland colony, including New Amsterdam, the site of present-day New York City.
- 1648: In 1648, a conflict started between him and Brant Aertzsz van Slechtenhorst, the commissary of the patroonship Rensselaerwijck, which surrounded Fort Orange (present-day Albany).
- 1649: In 1649, Stuyvesant marched to Fort Orange with a military escort and ordered bordering settlement houses to be razed to permit a better defense of the fort in case of an attack from the Native Americans.
- 1664: In 1664, King Charles II of England ceded to his brother, the Duke of York, later King James II, a large tract of land that included all of New Netherland.
- 1672: He died in August 1672 and his body was entombed in the east wall of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, which sits on the site of Stuyvesant’s family chapel.
On the Castello map, 1660, Whitehall stands out by its white roof and extensive garden
(1647) Stuyvesant arrives to run North American Dutch settlement.
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