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Cornelis Stout
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Cornelis Stout is only known through his account of a trip he planned to Surinam to start a life as a planter, with his wife and two children. The family left Rotterdam on 28 October 1678. On 9 November, their boat was captured by Algerian pirates, and on 22 December they were taken to Tunis to be sold as slaves. Nobody wanted to buy the family and they were taken to Al…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “Cornelis Stout”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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