Johannes Camphuys

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Johannes Camphuys
Johannes Camphuys (1685).jpg
Portrait of Johannes Campuys
Governor-General
of the Dutch East Indies
In office
11 January 1684 – 24 September 1691
Preceded by Cornelis Speelman
Succeeded by Willem van Outhoorn
Personal details
Born (1634-07-18)18 July 1634
Haarlem, Dutch Republic
Died 18 July 1695(1695-07-18) (aged 61)
Batavia, Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)

Johannes Camphuys (registered as Kamphuis in the Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie) (18 July 1634 – 18 July 1695) was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1684 to 1691.[1]

Camphuys was born in Haarlem, in the Republic of the United Netherlands.

Travels[edit]

At this point in Japanese history, the sole VOC outpost (or "factory") was situated on Dejima island in the harbor of Nagasaki on the southern island of Kyushu. Camphuys was three times sent to Japan as Opperhoofd or chief negotiant and officer of the VOC trading post.[2]

  • 22 October 1671 – 12 November 1672[2]
  • 29 October1673 – 19 October 1674[2]
  • 7 November 1675 – 27 October 1676[2]

Legacy[edit]

Camphuys died in Batavia (Jakarta). He is commemorated in the name of a street in the Lombok neighbourhood of Utrecht; and he is also remembered in the name of a street in the Bezuidenhoutquarter of The Hague.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Koopmans, Joop et al. (2007). Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands, p. 35., p. 35, at Google Books
  2. ^ a b c d Kornicki, Peter F. "European Japanology at the End of the Seventeenth Century," Bulletin of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Vol. 56, No. 3 (1993). pp. 510.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Martinus Caesar
VOC Opperhoofden at Dejima
1671–1672
Succeeded by
Martinus Caesar
Preceded by
Martinus Caesar
VOC Opperhoofden at Dejima
1673–1674
Succeeded by
Martinus Caesar
Preceded by
Martinus Caesar
VOC Opperhoofden at Dejima
1675–1676
Succeeded by
Dirck de Haze