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Wollebrant Geleynssen de Jongh
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Presumably descended from a middle-class family, and orphaned as a teenager, Geleynssen de Jongh entered the service of the VOC at the age of 16 by procurement of his legal guardian. During the following four decades, he would pursue a professional career in the VOC’s various settlements in Asia. Beginning his career as an assistant on the island of Banda (Moluccas), wh…

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Siebertz, Roman, “Wollebrant Geleynssen de Jongh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>

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