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1732: Petrus Vuyst, governor of Dutch Ceylon

On this date in 1732, the deposed Dutch governor of Ceylon was executed by throat-slashing in Batavia (present-day Jakarta, Indonesia) for abuse of power. Petrus Vuyst (English Wikipedia entry | Dutch) was a Batavia-born son of a Dutch mercantile empire already its decline phase. Following a loop back to the mother country for espousing and […]
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