François Tack

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François Tack (c. 1650 – 8 February 1686) was a Dutch East India Company (VOC) officer. Ranked captain at the time of his death, he was one of the VOC's main commanders during the 1678 Kediri campaign against Trunajaya and participated in the city's assault. [1] He was later killed during a brawl at the court of Mataram in Kartasura on 8 February 1686, where he was sent on a diplomatic mission. [2] [3]

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  1. Ricklefs 1993, p. 49,51.
  2. Ricklefs 2008, p. 102.
  3. Pigeaud 1976, p. 98.

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