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François Pelsaert
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Francisco Pelsaert

Date of Birth: Approximately 1595

Place of Birth: In or near Antwerp

Date of Death: 1630

Place of Death: Batavia (present-day Jakarta)


François Pelsaert was born into an impoverished middle-class family in Antwerp and as an adult probably sought a career in Holland. In 1616, he sailed with a fleet of the VOC to the Indies, arriving in Banten in April 1617. He was later appoi…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “François Pelsaert”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <>

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