List of governors of Dutch Ceylon

  (Redirected from List of Dutch Governors of Ceylon)

The following is a list of governors of Dutch Ceylon. The Dutch arrived on the island of Ceylon on 2 May 1639. Parts of the island were incorporated as a colony administrated by the Dutch East India Company on 12 May 1656. The first governor, Willem Jacobszoon Coster, was appointed on 13 March 1640.

List of governorsEdit

  Acting governor

No. Governor Term start Term end Notes
1   Willem Jacobszoon Coster 13 March 1640 1 August 1640
2 Jan Thyszoon Payart 1 August 1640 24 March 1646
3   Joan Maetsuyker 24 March 1646 26 February 1650
4 Jacob van Kittensteyn 26 February 1650 11 October 1653
5 Adriaan van der Meyden 11 October 1653 12 May 1660
6   Rijckloff van Goens 12 May 1660 1661
7 Adriaan van der Meyden 1661 1663
8   Rijckloff van Goens 1663 1663
9 Jacob Hustaert 27 December 1663 19 November 1664
10 Adriaen Roothaes 19 November 1664 April 1665
11   Rijckloff van Goens April 1665 1675
12 Ryklof van Goens de jonge 1675 2 December 1679
13 Laurens van Pyl 3 December 1679 19 June 1693
14 Thomas van Rhee 19 June 1693 29 January 1695
15 Paulus de Roo 29 January 1695 30 July 1695
16 Thomas van Rhee 9 August 1695 22 February 1697
17 Gerrit de Heere 22 February 1697 26 November 1702
18 Cornelis Jan Simonsz 11 May 1703 22 November 1707
19 Hendrik Becker 22 November 1707 6 December 1716
20 Isaak Augustijn Rumpf 5 December 1716 11 June 1723
21 Arnold Moll 21 June 1723 12 January 1724
22 Johannes Hertenberg 12 January 1724 19 October 1725
23 Joan Paul Schaghen 19 October 1725 16 November 1726
24 Petrus Vuyst 16 September 1726 27 August 1729
25   Stephanus Versluys 27 August 1729 25 August 1732
26 Gualterus Woutersz 25 August 1732 2 December 1732
27 Jacob Christiaan Pielat 2 December 1732 27 January 1732
28 Diederik van Domburg 27 January 1734 7 June 1736
29 Jan Macaré 7 June 1736 23 July 1736
30   Gustaaf Willem van Imhoff 23 July 1736 12 March 1740
31 Willem Maurits Bruyninck 12 March 1740 8 January 1742
32 Daniel Overbeek 8 January 1742 11 May 1743
33 Julius Valentyn Stein van Gollenesse 11 May 1743 6 May 1751
34 Gerard Joan Vreeland 6 May 1751 26 February 1752
35 Jacob de Jong 26 February 1752 10 September 1752
36   Joan Gideon Loten 10 September 1752 17 March 1757
37 Jan Schreuder 17 March 1757 17 September 1762
38 Lubbert Jan baron van Eck 17 September 1762 1 April 1765
39 Anthony Mooyart 13 May 1765 7 August 1765
40 Iman Willem Falck 7 August 1765 5 February 1785
41 Willem Jacob van de Graaf 7 February 1785 15 July 1794
42 Johan van Angelbeek 15 July 1794 16 February 1796

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Cahoon, B. "Sri Lanka". World Statesmen. Retrieved 4 September 2019.