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Pieter van den Broecke

Dutch merchant

Died when: 55 years 280 days (669 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Pieter van den Broecke

Pieter van den Broecke (25 February 1585, Antwerp – 1 December 1640, Strait of Malacca) was a Dutch cloth merchant in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and one of the first Dutchmen to taste coffee.

He also went to Angola three times.He was one of the first Europeans to describe societies in West and Central Africa and in detail trade strategies along the African coast.

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