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Nicolaus de Graaff
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Nicolaas de Graaff

Date of Birth: 18 August 1619

Place of Birth: Alkmaar, Netherlands

Date of Death: Shortly before 14 October 1688

Place of Death: Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands


Son of a seaman, Nicolaus de Graaff entered the service of the Dutch East India Company, Hoorn Chapter, as a chirurgijn, the lowest degree of medical worker, commonly connected to a barber’s shop. He made 16 voyages, from several months to sever…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “Nicolaus de Graaff”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>

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