Johan Wilhelm van Lansberge

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Johan Wilhelm van Lansberge
J.W. Lansberge.jpg
Governor-General of the
Dutch East Indies
In office
Preceded by James Loudon
Succeeded by Frederik s'Jacob
Personal details
Born (1830-11-16)16 November 1830
Santa Fé de Bogota, Colombia
Died 17 December 1903(1903-12-17) (aged 73)
Menton, France

Johan Wilhelm van Lansberge (16 November 1830 – 17 December 1903) was a Dutch diplomat and entomologist.

Lansberge studied at the gymnasium in Zutphen then, from 1848–1854, at the University of Leiden. He held various diplomatic posts in Paris, Madrid, Saint Petersburg and Brussels.

From 1875 to 1881 he was Governor-general of the Dutch East Indies. He was the first to reside in the Palace of the Governor General building, the present State Palace of Indonesia.[1]

Johan van Lansberge was a keen naturalist especially interested in entomology.

Publication list (partial)

  • 1883. Révision des Onthophagus de l’Archipel Indo-Néerlandais, avec descriptions des espèces nouvelles. Notes from the Leyden Museum. 5 (1): 41-82
  • 1884. Catalogue des prionides de l’Archipel Indo-Néerlandais, avec descriptions des espèces nouvelles. Notes from the Leyden Museum. 6:135–160.
  • 1886. Scarabaeides, Buprestides et Cérambycides de l'Afrique occidentale, envoyés au Musée de Leyde par MM. Veth et Van der Kellen. Notes from the Leyden Museum 8: 69–120 .
  • 1886. Description d’un Cérambycide de Sumatra, appartenant à un genre nouveau de la tribu des Disténides. Notes from the Leyden Museum. 8:35–36.


  • Djawatan Penerangan Kotapradja Djakarta Raya (1957). Djakarta Dewasa Ini [Jakarta Today] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Djawatan Penerangan Kotapradja Djakarta Raya. 
  • Ricklefs, M.C. (1991). A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1300, 2nd Edition. London: MacMillan. pp. 110. ISBN 0-333-57689-6.

External links

  • Media related to Johan Wilhelm van Lansberge at Wikimedia Commons
Political offices
Preceded by
James Loudon
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Succeeded by
Frederik s'Jacob
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