Hendrik Merkus de Kock
|Hendrik Merkus de Kock|
|Portrait of Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock by Cornelis Kruseman|
|Member of the Senate|
1 July 1842 – 12 April 1845
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
1 December 1836 – 1 June 1841
|Born||Hendrik Merkus de Kock
25 May 1779
Heusden, Dutch Republic
|Died||12 April 1845
The Hague, Netherlands
In 1801, he joined the Batavian navy, and by 1807 was posted to the Dutch East Indies. In 1821 he commanded a military expedition to Palembang to suppress a local uprising. Later, as Lieutenant Governor-General (1826–1830), De Kock led the fight against Prince Diponegoro in the Java War.
The triumphant commander was declared a baron in 1835, and served in the Dutch government as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1836 to 1841. He was Minister of State from 1841 to 1845. He remained a member of the First Chamber of parliament until his death. He died in The Hague on 12 April 1845.
De Kock's fleet conquering Palembang in 1821, by Louis Meijer
- Knight in the Order of the Union (1807)
- Commander in the Order of the Union (1808)
- Commander in the Order of the Reunion (1812)
- Knight 3rd Class Military William Order (1815)
- Commander Military William Order (1821)
- Grand Cross Military William Order (1830)
- Grand Cross Order of the Netherlands Lion (1841)
- (Dutch) H.M. baron de Kock, Parlementair Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved on 4 October 2014.
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