Georg Eberhard Rumpf (1627-1702) was German, but he had a Dutch mother and spoke Dutch. After an already quite adventurous life as a young man, he went to Ambon in 1654 to work for the Dutch East India Company. There, he developed a scientific interest in the many ‘strange’ plants and animals that he found there.
Text: Norbert Peeters & Gab van Winkel
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