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Praise for Count Johan Maurits' Conduct and Accomplishments as Governor-General of the Territory in Brazil, 1637–1644

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/9780813036649.003.0017
Praise for Count Johan Maurits' Conduct and Accomplishments as Governor-General of the Territory in Brazil, 1637–1644

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This chapter describes the lineage of the Count Johan Maurits and the events that led up to his journey to Brazil. The beginning of his time in Brazil is also described. Count Johan quickly won over the locals because of his sincerity. The Count expanded the boarders and established several villages. The Count maintained peace and harmony between the various groups that lived in the area. After he left, discord spread throughout the country. The Count moved on to be the governor of Wesel and was appointed lieutenant-general of cavalry.

Keywords: locals; sincerity; Wesel; cavalry; harmony

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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