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Jeronimus Cornelisz

Jeronimus Cornelisz  was a Frisian apothecary and Dutch East India Company (VOC) merchant. He led one of the bloodiest mutinies in history after the merchant ship Batavia was wrecked in the Houtman Abrolhos, a chain of coral islands off the west coast of Australia. Almost all that is known of the shipwreck and aftermath stems from a commander Pelsaert who quickly absented himself and reached safety, but allegedly returned to defeat the Cornelisz faction in the nick of time.

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