Who were the first Europeans to arrive in Indonesia in 1512?

Who were the first European who came to Indonesia?

The colonial period of Indonesia did not immediately start when the Dutch first arrived in the archipelago at the end of the 16th century. Instead, it was a slow process of political expansion that took centuries to reach the territorial boundaries of present-day Indonesia.

Who were the first settlers of Indonesia?

The first Europeans arrived in Indonesia in 1512, when Portuguese traders, led by Francisco Serrão, sought to monopolise the sources of nutmeg, cloves, and cubeb pepper in Maluku. Dutch and British traders followed. In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and became the dominant European power.

Who was the first European to set foot in Indonesia?

On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, Magellan sailed to West Africa and then to Brazil, where he searched the South American coast for a strait that would take him to the Pacific.

When did the Dutch arrive in Indonesia?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

Who founded Indonesia?

An early 18th century Dutch map from a time when only the north coastal ports of Java were well known to the Dutch. Independence Period: On August 17, 1945, Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta proclaimed the independent Republic of Indonesia with Sukarno as president and Hatta as vice president.

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Who was the first European to go to Asia?

1519–: Leaving Spain with five ships and 270 men in 1519, the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan is the first to reach Asia from the East.