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Peter Stuyvesant
  • Name: Peter Stuyvesant
  • Died: 08/01/1672
  • Born: 1592

Peter Stuyvesant (English pronunciation (/ˈstvəsənt/) in Dutch also Pieter and Petrus Stuyvesant); (1592–1672) served as the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was renamed New York. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City and his name has been given to various landmarks and points of interest throughout the city (e.g. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, etc.).

Birth Place: Peperga, Friesland, Netherlands

Death Place: Manhattan, Province of New York

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