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Thomas Hees
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Thomas van Hees

Date of Birth: 1634

Place of Birth: Weesp, near Amsterdam

Date of Death: Buried 3 September 1693

Place of Death: Nieuwer-Amstel, near Amsterdam


In 1612, the Dutch Republic was granted its first capitulations (ahdname) by the Ottoman sultan, according trade privileges to Dutch merchants residing in the Levant and the assurance that slaves would be freed without payment. The North African (‘…

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van den Boogert and Karel Steenbrink, Maurits, “Thomas Hees”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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