New Amsterdam


New Amsterdam
   After Henry Hudson (c. 1570–c. 1611), in Dutch service, discovered what became the Hudson River, Fort Or ange was built in 1614. The city of New Amsterdam was founded in 1625 and became the center of a Dutch colony in the New World, which bordered the Hudson estuary and was called New Netherland. This colony expanded through a system of large-scale landownership introduced by the Dutch West India Company. The English seized the colony (including the settlement on the Delaware River founded by Pieter Plockhoy), and the last governor, Petrus Stuyvesant, was forced to surrender in 1664.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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