CAMPHUYS, Johannes

(1634–1695)
   Merchant. In 1653, Camphuys went to the Netherlands East Indies, where, from 1684 to 1691, he served as governor-general. He promoted scientific research and encouraged scholars such as Engelbert Kaempfer and Georg Eberhard Rumphius. Camphuys wrote a treatise on the Kingdom of Jakatra conquered by Jan Pietersz Coen, which was published by the historian of the Dutch East India Company, Francois Valentijn.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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