Louis van Assenburgh

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Louis van Assenburgh (16**-17**). Dutch Gorverner.

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Called "the first show-businessman of the Cape" by Jill Fletcher (1994, p.14), this Dutch Governor (1707-1711) actively encouraged entertainments in the growing colony, himself providing puppet shows, dog and bull fights and fireworks displays.


Fletcher 1994.

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