Netherlands Antilles

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a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands

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14) In the decade between 1637 and 1647 alone, the Dutch West India Company claimed the Portuguese possessions of El Mina, Principe, Angola and Sao Tome through military conquest.
1624: The Dutch West India Company establishes New Amsterdam, a colony of 30 families on the tip of present-day Manhattan Island, New York City.
3) Watson 1989:105-14 describes the character of the placaaten relating to the Dutch West India Company.
In 1628, Henriques set sail with Admiral Piet Hein of the Dutch West India Co.
Company slaves" belonging to the Dutch West India Company were some of the first black New Yorkers (or, New Netherlanders, as the case might have been).
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, A Brooklyn Democrat who doesn't drink, is sponsoring the bill not only to attract beer drinkers to the state, but also to honor New York's rich brewing heritage, which dates back to the 1630s when the Dutch West India Company established the country's first public brewery in New York City, he said.
Although the Dutch West India Company principally targeted Brazil, the Company also launched expeditions into the Caribbean; most spectacularly, Admiral Piet Heyn had seized a Spanish plate fleet at Matanzas Bay in Cuba in 1628.
The colony's affairs were controlled by the newly created Dutch West India Company.
The first shows a group of schoolchildren visiting the American Museum of Natural History who are silhouetted in front of a life-size diorama of Peter Stuyvesant, director general of the Dutch West India Company, as he receives a group of Lenape Native Americans at New Amsterdam.
He bought the 200-hectare plot from the Dutch West India Co in 1641, and it became known as Bronck's Land, which in time, was shortened to the Bronx.
At its mouth, 16 years later, the Dutch West India Company would establish the New Netherland colony of New Amsterdam, which after an English victory in 1664 became New York.
For those who contemplated overseas expansion, and especially for the chief proponent of the Dutch West India Company, Willem Usselincx, this presumed "special relationship" between the Netherlands and the Indies appeared the natural point of departure on the road to America.