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First claimed what is now New York.

Peter Minuit

governor who brought Manhattan from teh Leni Lenape

Henry Hudson

explored the Hudson River and claimed it for the Dutch.

Giovanni Verranzano

first European to reach New York.


the first European settlement in New York

Peter Stuyvesant

governor who started a fire department and a night watch.

John Peter Zenger

made great steps for freedom of the press.


took over New Netherland in 1664 without firing New York

trade furs

the reason the Dutch West India Company wanted colonists to go to New York

Samuel D. Champlain

had a battle with the Iroquois and made enemies of the French.

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