Jan Van Ryen

Jan van Ryen (fl. 1620s-1630s) was a 17th century Dutch privateer, explorer, and colonist. He was granted a commission by the Dutch West Indies Company and active against the Spanish in the West Indies during the 1620s. He and Claude Prevost attempted to establish Dutch colonies in Guyana, although they both failed with most Dutch colonists being killed by natives in 1627. However, Zeelandian merchant Abraham van Peere was able to found a successful colony in the area shortly after.

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1620s - Significant People
1622–23 (as head of the Streletsky Prikaz and Aptekarsky Prikaz) Jan Karol Chodkiewicz of Poland (1560–1621), Military commander Christian the Younger of Brunswick (1599–1626), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg ... Francesco Erizzo of Venice (1566–1646), diplomat and future Doge of Venice Thomas van Erpe of the Netherlands (1584–1624), Orientalist Scholar Fakhr-al-Din ... of the Netherlands (1583–1645), philosopher and writer Jan Gruter of the Netherlands (1560–1627), scholar Mario Guiducci of Tuscany (1585–1646), lawyer and ...
Jan Van Ryen - Biography
... Amazon, Oyapok or Essequebo, it was decided that van Ryen alone would colonize Oyapok ... On January 22, 1627, Jan van Ryen left Flushing with three ships and 184 men (including 36 colonists) ... The small fleet was commanded by Admiral Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer and included Galeyn van Stabels in the Vliegende Draeck and Jan Pieterse in the Leeuwin (all three had visited the area previously, Lucifer ...

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