Dutch Empire/Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies

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This is a list of the Governors-General of the Dutch east Indies. From 1610-1796 it was under control of the Dutch East India Company.

  Name In Office Notes
1 Pieter Both 1610-1614 First Governor-General of the East Indies, after relenquishing his position he drowned on his way back to the Netherlands.
2 Gerard Reynst 1614-1615 Died from dysentery
3 Laurens Reael 1615-1619 Reael resigned following a dispute with the VOC's leadership.
4 and 6 Jan Pieterszoon Coen 1619-1623, 1627-1629 Returned to the Netherlands in 1623, but was reapointed a few years later. He died in 1629.
5 Pieter de Carpentier 1623-1627 Left after being named head of the VOC. The Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia is named after him.
7 Jacques Specx 1629-1632
8 Hendrik Brouwer 1632-1636
9 Anthony van Diemen 1636-1645
10 Cornelis van der Lijn 1645-1650
11 Carel Reyniersz 1650-1653
12 Joan Maetsuycker 1653-1678
13 Rijkloff van Goens 1678-1681
14 Cornelis Speelman 1681-1684
15 Johannes Camphuys 1684-1691
16 Willem van Outhoorn 1691-1704
17 Joan van Hoorn 1704-1709
18 Abraham van Riebeeck 1709-1713 From 1709 until his death in 1713, he was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. He was a keen explorer, who undertook several smaller and a few larger voyages in the Indies.
19 Christoffel van Swoll 1713-1718
20 Hendrick Zwaardecroon 1718-1725
21 Mattheus de Haan 1725-1729
22 Diederik Durven 1729-1732
23 Dirk van Cloon 1732-1735
24 Abraham Patras 1735-1737
25 Adriaan Valckenier 1737-1741
26 Johannes Thedens 1741-1743
27 Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff 1742-1750
28 Jacob Mossel 1750-1761
29 Petrus Albertus van der Parra 1761-1775
30 Jeremias van Riemsdijk 1775-1777
31 Reinier de Klerk 1777-1780
32 Willem Alting 1780-1796
33 Pieter Gerardus van Overstraten 1796-1801
34 Johannes Siberg 1801-1805
35 Albertus Wiese 1805-1808
36 Herman Willem Daendels 1808-1811
37 Jan Willem Janssens 1811
- Under British rule 1811-1816
38 G.A.G.Ph. Baron van der Capellen 1816-1826
39 L.P.J. Burggraaf du Bus de Gisignies / Hendrik Merkus de Kock 1826-1830
40 Graaf van den Bosch 1830-1833
41 J.C. Baud 1833-1836
42 D.J. de Eerens 1836-1840
43 C.S.W. Graaf van Hogendorp 1840-1841
44 P. Merkus 1841-1844
45 jhr J.C. Reijnst 1844-1845
46 J.J. Rochussen 1845-1851
47 A.J. Duijmaer van Twist 1851-1856
48 C.F. Pahud 1856-1861
49 L.A.J.W. Baron Sloet van de Beele 1861-1866
50 P. Mijer 1866-1872
51 J. Loudon 1872-1875
52 J.W. van Lansberge 1875-1881
53 F. s'Jacob 1881-1883
54 O. van Rees 1883-1888
55 C. Pijnacker Hordijk 1888-1893
56 jhr. C.H.A. van Wijck 1893-1899
57 W. Rooseboom 1899-1904
58 Johannes Benedictus van Heutsz 1904-1909
59 A.F.W. Idenburg 1909-1916
60 J.P. Graaf van Limburg Stirum 1916-1921
61 D. Fock 1921-1926
62 jhr. A.C.D. de Graeff 1926-1931
63 jhr. B.C. de Jonge 1931-1936
64 Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer 1936-1942 On September 16, 1936, he became Governor-General of the Netherlands East Indies. When the Netherlands surrendered to Germany on May 10, 1940, Jhr. van Starkenborgh declared martial law in the East Indies. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese after their conquest.
65 Hubertus Johannes van Mook 1942, 1945-1948
66 Louis Beel 1948-1949 Went on to become the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
67 A.H.J. Lovink 1949


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