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Count Johan Maurits' Voyage to Brazil. Battle at Porto Calvo. Administrative Affairs in Brazil.

Caspar van Baerle

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036649
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0003
Count Johan Maurits' Voyage to Brazil. Battle at Porto Calvo. Administrative Affairs in Brazil.

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Count Johan Maurits of Nassau is appointed the governor of Dutch possessions in Brazil. The count arrived in Brazil and quickly turned his attention to defending the United Providences, and with good reason, as the Spanish attacked soon after his arrival. The battle was a decisive victory for Count Maurits. The chapter then describes the defensive measures established by the count as well as the state of affairs in Brazil, including religion and politics. The new governor ruled with an iron fist, attempting to leave with “more people [transformed] into decent citizens than he had found at his arrival.”

Keywords: governor; Count; defence; war; possessions; religion; politics; attack; citizens

Chapter.  11497 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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