Thomas van Rhee

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Thomas van Rhee
13th Governor of Dutch Ceylon
In office
19 June 1693 – 22 February 1697 (1693-06-19 1697-02-22)
Preceded by Laurens van Pyl
Acting governor Paulus de Roo (Jan–Aug 1695)
Succeeded by Gerrit de Heere
Personal details
Born(1634-12-16)16 December 1634
Wijk bij Duurstede, Dutch Republic
Died31 March 1701(1701-03-31) (aged 66)
Batavia, Dutch East India
Spouse(s)
Henrietta Kriekenbeek(m. 1661)

Thomas van Rhee (16 December 1634 – 31 March 1701) was a Governor of Dutch Ceylon.

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Career

In 1659, he arrived in Batavia in the Dutch East Indies. From 1674 until 1678, he worked in Negapatnam. He was appointed Governor of Dutch Ceylon on 19 June 1693, and held the post until 29 January 1695, when he became Council of India. He was succeeded by Gerrit de Heere. [1]

Batavia, Dutch East Indies Capital of the Dutch East Indies

Batavia, also called Batauia in the city's Malay vernacular, was the capital of the Dutch East Indies. The area corresponds to present-day Jakarta, Indonesia. Batavia can refer to the city proper or its suburbs and hinterland, the Ommelanden, which included the much-larger area of the Residency of Batavia in the present-day Indonesian provinces of Jakarta, Banten and West Java.

Dutch East Indies Dutch colony between 1816-1949, present-day Indonesia

The Dutch East Indies was a Dutch colony consisting of what is now Indonesia. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800.

Dutch Ceylon period of Dutch control of Ceylon

Dutch Ceylon was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka by the Dutch East India Company. Although the Dutch managed to capture most of the coastal areas in Sri Lanka they were never able to control the Kandyan Kingdom located in the interior of the island. Dutch Ceylon existed from 1640 until 1796.

Footnotes

  1. Cahoon, B. "Dutch Governors". Worldstatesmen. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
Colonial offices
Preceded by
Laurens van Pyl
13th Governor of Dutch Ceylon
1693–1697
with Paulus de Roo (1695)
Succeeded by
Gerrit de Heere

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