Hendrik Merkus de Kock

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Hendrik Merkus de Kock
Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock by Cornelis Kruseman.jpg
Portrait by Cornelis Kruseman
Member of the Senate
In office
1 July 1842 – 12 April 1845
Monarch William II
Minister of the Interior
In office
1 December 1836 – 1 June 1841
Monarch William I
William II
Preceded by Hendrik Jacob, Baron van Doorn
Succeeded by Willem Anne, Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Personal details
Born Hendrik Merkus de Kock
(1779-05-25)25 May 1779
Heusden, Dutch Republic
Died 12 April 1845(1845-04-12) (aged 65)
The Hague, Netherlands

Hendrik Merkus, Baron de Kock (25 May 1779 – 12 April 1845) was a Dutch military general, minister, and senator.[1]

Hendrik Merkus de Kock was born on 25 May 1779 in Heusden in the Republic of the United Netherlands. His father was Johannes Conradus de Kock, a banker, and his mother was Maria Petronella Merkus.[1]

In 1801, he joined the Batavian navy, and by 1807 was posted to the Dutch East Indies. In 1821 he commanded a military expedition to Palembang to suppress a local uprising. Later, as Lieutenant Governor-General (1826–1830), De Kock led the fight against Prince Diponegoro in the Java War.[1]

The triumphant commander was declared a baron in 1835, and served in the Dutch government as Minister of the Interior from 1836 to 1841. He was Minister of State from 1841 to 1845. He remained a member of the First Chamber of parliament until his death. He died in The Hague on 12 April 1845.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k (in Dutch) H.M. baron de Kock, Parlementair Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved on 4 October 2014.

External links

  • Media related to Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock at Wikimedia Commons
Government offices
Preceded by
Hendrik Jacob, Baron van Doorn
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Willem Anne, Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
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