Director-General of New Netherland

Director-General of New Netherland

This is a list of Directors, appointed by the Dutch West India Company, of the 17th century Dutch province of New Netherland (Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch) in North America. The largest settlement in New Netherland was New Amsterdam, which became the city of New York when the New Netherlanders ceded control provisionally to the English and renamed the Dutch province and city of New Amsterdam in June 1665. Only Peter Stuyvesant held the title of Director General. During the restitution to Dutch rule from August 1673 to November 1674, when New Netherland was under the jurisdiction of the City of Amsterdam, the first Dutch Governor was appointed: Anthony Colve.

1624–1664

Director/Director General Incumbent
Cornelis Jacobszoon May 1624 – 1625
Willem Verhulst 1625 – 1626
Peter Minuit 1626 – 1632
Sebastiaen Jansen Krol 1632 – 1633
Wouter van Twiller 1633 – 1638
Willem Kieft 1638 – 1647
Petrus Stuyvesant 1647 – 1664

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