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VAN DER STEL, Willem Adriaan


Willem Adriaan van der Stel (August 24, 1664, Haarlem - November 11, 1733, Lisse) was appointed as extraordinary Council of the Dutch Indies, and Governor of the Cape Colony, a way station for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), from January 23, 1699 to 1707. He was dismissed after a revolt and was exiled to the Netherlands.

Van der Stel was the eldest of six children of Simon van der Stel (1639–1712) and Johanna Jacoba Six (1645–1700), who were prominent members of the Dutch merchant world.

In 1700 he built the first house on the property Vergelegen.

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