Pieter Merkus

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Pieter Merkus
Pieter Merkus (1787-1844). Gouverneur-generaal (1841-44) Rijksmuseum SK-A-3801.jpeg
Portrait by Jan Willem Pieneman
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
In office
Preceded by Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp
Succeeded by Joan Cornelis Reynst
Personal details
Born (1787-03-18)18 March 1787
Naarden, Dutch Republic
Died 2 August 1844(1844-08-02) (aged 57)
Surabaya, Dutch East Indies

Pieter Merkus (18 March 1787 – 2 August 1844) was a Dutch colonial administrator and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1841 to 1844.[1] He also served as governor of the Molucca Islands.[2]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Mr. P. (Pieter) Merkus, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ Accounts and papers, Volume 21; Volume 26 by Great Britain House of Commons pages 71, 72

External links

  • Media related to Pieter Merkus at Wikimedia Commons
Political offices
Preceded by
Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Succeeded by
Joan Cornelis Reynst
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