St.Maarteners will tell that his Governorship of St.Maarten was
the most important of his two jobs.
He was Governor of New York from 1647 to 1664 when New Amsterdam officially bacamenew York, when New York was exchanged by the Dutch for a large part of the East coast of South America.
Pieter Stuyvesant, born in the provence of Friesland in Holland in 1592,
became Governor of the Dutch West Indies Isaland (including St.Maarten)