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Abraham van Riebeeck

Abraham van Riebeeck
of the Dutch East Indies
In office
30 October 1709 – 17 November 1713
Preceded by Joan van Hoorn
Succeeded by Christoffel van Swoll
Personal details
Born (1653-10-18)18 October 1653
Castle of Good Hope, Dutch Cape Colony (present-day South Africa)
Died 17 November 1713(1713-11-17) (aged 60)
Batavia, Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)

Abraham van Riebeeck (18 October 1653 – 17 November 1713) was a Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. He was born in the Cape Colony in South Africa, and was the son of Jan van Riebeeck. One of Abraham's children was Johanna Maria van Riebeeck (1679–1759), who had married his predecessor Governor-General, Joan van Hoorn.[1] After he finished his studies in the Netherlands in 1676, he entered the Dutch East India Company as a merchant.

From 1709 until his death in 1713, he was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. He was a keen explorer, who undertook several smaller and a few larger voyages in the Indies.


  1. ^ George Mason University post on Women in History
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