Joan Maetsuycker (October 14, 1606, Amsterdam - January 24, 1678, Batavia) was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1653 to 1678. Maetsuycker studied law in Leuven, and was a lawyer first in The Hague, and later in Amsterdam. From 1636, he lived in the Dutch East Indies. In 1646 he became the first dutch Governor-General of Ceylon, and seven years later, the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. More information...
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