Jan van Riebeeck

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Birthday
21, 1619
Birthplace
Dutch Republic
Death Date
Jan 18, 1677 (57)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1619
Birthplace
Dutch Republic
Death Date
Jan 18, 1677 (57)

About

Dutch founder of Cape Town, South Africa in the year 1652.

Before Fame

He served as an assistant surgeon while working as a member of the Dutch East India Company.

Trivia

A statue of Riebeeck and his wife was erected in Cape Town.

Family Life

He married Maria de la Quellerie in March 1649.

Associated With

He was an explorer just like Christopher Columbus.