Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

Get access

François Pelsaert
(796 words)

Francisco Pelsaert

Date of Birth: Approximately 1595

Place of Birth: In or near Antwerp

Date of Death: 1630

Place of Death: Batavia (present-day Jakarta)

Biography

François Pelsaert was born into an impoverished middle-class family in Antwerp and as an adult probably sought a career in Holland. In 1616, he sailed with a fleet of the VOC to the Indies, arriving in Banten in April 1617. He was later appoi…

Cite this page
Steenbrink, Karel, “François Pelsaert”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26779>



▲   Back to top   ▲