As such, he is considered the first non-native resident of what would eventually become New York City.- Juan (Jan) Rodriguez
In 1621 the Dutch Republic firmly established its claim to New Netherland and offered a patent for a trade monopoly in the region.- Juan (Jan) Rodriguez
Fur trader Juan (Jan) Rodriguez was born in Santo Domingo of Portuguese and African descent.- New Netherland
James's elder brother, King Charles II, appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, when England seized it from Dutch control.- New York City
The first non–Native American inhabitant of what would eventually become New York City was Juan Rodriguez (transliterated to Dutch as Jan Rodrigues), a merchant from Santo Domingo.- New York City
It was during the early British colonial period that the New Netherlanders actually developed the land and society that had an enduring impact on the Capital District, the Hudson Valley, North Jersey, western Long Island, New York City, Fairfield County, and ultimately the United States.- New Netherland
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New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam, or ) was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island that served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland.
In 1664, the English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York after the Duke of York (later James II & VII).
Spanish trader Juan Rodriguez (rendered in Dutch as Jan Rodrigues), was born in the Captaincy General of Santo Domingo, the first Spanish Colony in the Americas.