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Peter Stuyvesant   /pˈitər stˈaɪvəsənt/   Listen
Peter Stuyvesant

The last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672).  Synonyms: Petrus Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant.

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... of the colony became so bad that the settlers wrote home to Holland complaining of their Governor and blaming him for all their troubles. The people in Holland listened to this complaint and a new Governor was sent out. This was Peter Stuyvesant, the last and most famous of the Governors of ...
— This Country Of Ours • H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Words linked to "Peter Stuyvesant" :   executive, administrator, Stuyvesant, Petrus Stuyvesant

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