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Jan van Riebeeck, the first Dutch governor of the Cape Colony, dies | South African History Online
Johan Anthonisz “Jan” van Riebeeck died in 1677 at the age of 57 in Batavia, now Jakarta, Indonesia, in the former Dutch East Indies. He landed at the Cape in April 1652 to establish a refreshment station for ships travelling to the East on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. Van Riebeek landed in three ships, with 82 men and 8 women, including his wife Maria de la Quellerie.