Peter Stuyvesant facts for kids
Painting attributed to Hendrick Couturier c. 1660
|7th Director-General of New Netherland|
|Preceded by||Willem Kieft|
|Succeeded by||Richard Nicolls (as Governor of the Province of New York)|
Peperga, Friesland, Netherlands
|Died||August 1672 (aged c. 80)
Manhattan, Province of New York
(m. 1645; his death 1672)
|Relations||See Stuyvesant family|
|Children||Balthasar Lazarus Stuyvesant
Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant
|Parents||Balthazar Jansz Stuyvesant
Peter Stuyvesant (c. 1612 – August 1672), served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony New Netherland (known today as New York City) from 1647 to 1664, when the English took control of the island. He was born in Peperga. He is a major figure in the early history of New York City. In Brooklyn, there are neighborhoods and streets named after him, such as named after him called Stuyvesant Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant (often shortened to Bedstuy).
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