Andries Pels

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Andries Pels (2 September 1655, in Amsterdam – 8 February 1731) was a rich Dutch banker and insurer from Amsterdam.[1][2] He was the banker of France in the era of John Law.[1] He was nephew of his namesake, poet Andries Pels,[1] and was uncle to the colonial governor Paulus van der Veen.[citation needed] In 1742 his widow, Angenita Pels-Bouwens (1660–1749), was the richest woman in Amsterdam, living at the Golden Bend.[citation needed]

Pels formed the partnership Andries Pels & Soonen, dealing in luxury goods, insurance, and currency, in 1707 that lasted until 1774.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Dries Lyna, Filip Vermeylen, and Hans Vlieghe (2009). Art auctions and dealers: the dissemination of Netherlandish art during the Ancien Régime. Studies in European urban history 20. Brepols. p. 64. ISBN 978-2-503-51620-2. 
  2. ^ a b J. P. Van Niekerk (1998). The development of the principles of insurance law in the Netherlands from 1500 to 1800 1. Uitgeverij Verloren. p. 604. ISBN 978-0-7021-4920-7.