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Pieter van den Broecke
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Born in Antwerp the son of a sugar refiner who left the city due to the effects of the Spanish blockade and finally settled in Amsterdam, Pieter van den Broecke was apprenticed at the age of 17 to a local trading company. Between 1605 and 1612, he undertook several trips to what are known today as Cape Verde, Ghana and ‘Angola’ (Loango, at the estuary of the River Congo…

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Siebertz, Roman, “Pieter van den Broecke”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>

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