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Cornelis Speelman
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Cornelis Janszoon Speelman

Date of Birth: 3 March 1628

Place of Birth: Rotterdam

Date of Death: 11 January 1684

Place of Death: Batavia


Nothing is known about the early years of Cornelis Speelman. He left Rotterdam at the age of 16 for Batavia, where he served the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), the Dutch East India Company, which had received monopoly rights from the Dutch Republic …

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Speelman, Gé, “Cornelis Speelman”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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