Dutch journalist; born March 23, 1806, at Elberfeld; died Oct. 19, 1869. In 1824 he entered the Prussian army, and in 1830 that of Holland. In 1834 he went to India, and was honorably discharged as an officer at his own request in 1841. After this he devoted himself to industrial enterprises, having acquired a great practical knowledge of Indian affairs. He was the Nestor of Indian journalism, being the founder of the "Bataviaasch Handelsblad." To his great perseverance must be ascribed the appointment of a committee to consider the establishment of a railway in Java.

  • Van der Aa, Biographisch Woordenboek, xxi.
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