Lived: 1612 – Aug 1672
Spouse: Judith Bayard (m. 1645 – 1672)
Education: University of Franeker
Children: Nicolas William Stuyvesant (Son) · Balthazar Lazarus Stuyvesant (Son)
Parents: Margaretha Hardenstein (Mother) · Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant, ds. (Father) · Styntie (Steintje) Pieters (Mother) · Rev. Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant (Father) · Margarethe Stuyvesant (Mother)
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, Stuyvesant was selected by the Dutch West India Company to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of the New Netherland colony, in present-day New York.
- 1647: In September 1647, he appointed an advisory council of nine men as representatives of the colonists on New Netherland.
- 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.
- 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.
Lived: Nov 01, 1762 – May 11, 1812 (age 49)
Romance: Jane Perceval
Children: John Thomas Perceval (Son) · Spencer Perceval (Son)
Successor: Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Prime Minister)
Previous offices: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1809 – 1812) · First Lord of the Treasury (1809 – 1812) · Leader of the House of Commons (1809 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Exchequer (1807 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Exchequer (1807 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1807 – 1812) · Attorney General for England and WalesHighlights
- 1782: After five years at Harrow he followed his older brother Charles to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won the declamation prize in English and graduated in 1782.
- 1783: Perceval’s mother had died in 1783, and Perceval and his brother Charles, now Lord Arden, rented a house in Charlton, where they fell in love with two sisters who were living in the Percevals’ old childhood home.
- 1790: When Jane reached 21, in 1790, Perceval’s career was still not prospering, and Sir Thomas still opposed the marriage, so the couple eloped and married by special licence in East Grinstead.
- 1796: He studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, practised as a barrister on the Midland circuit and in 1796 became a King’s Counsel before entering politics at the age of 33 as a Member of Parliament for Northampton.
- 1801: He was appointed solicitor general in 1801 and attorney general the following year.
- 1804: He kept the position of attorney general when Addington resigned and Pitt formed his second ministry in 1804.
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber
First performed: 1980
Adaptations: Cats (1998)