Dutch West India Company in Netherlands


Dutch West India Company
Local nameDe West-Indische Compagnie (WIC)
Typedealer
AddressWest-Indisch Huis
PlaceAmsterdam
CountryNetherlands
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Dutch West India Company , located at West-Indisch Huis, in Amsterdam, in Netherlands.


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The Dutch West India Company [nb 1] was a chartered company (known as the "GWC") of Dutch merchants as well as foreign investors. Among its founders was Willem Usselincx (1567–1647) and Jessé de Forest (1576–1624).[1] On 3 June 1621, it was granted a charter for a trade monopoly in the Dutch West Indies by the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and given jurisdiction over Dutch participation in the Atlantic slave trade, Brazil, the Caribbean, and North America.


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Dutch West India Company , Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3034. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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