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Peter Hollander Ridder

Peter Hollander Ridder (1608–1692) was the governor of the Swedish colony of New Sweden from 1640 until 1643.

Peter Hollander Ridder's father was a Dutchman living in Ekenäs, Finland. Peter Hollander Ridder was serving in the Swedish Navy when he was appointed as governor of New Sweden. After a difficult journey he arrived to New Sweden, together with a handful of settlers, on board the Kalmar Nyckel on her second expedition April 17, 1640. Upon arrival Ridder wrote back to Sweden to Admiral Claes Fleming and Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna requesting more colonists and skilled workmen. This request was fulfilled when Kalmar Nyckel and Charitas arrived to the settlement on November 7, 1641 with additional settlers including many Forest Finns.[1]

He purchased more land from Realm of Sweden, is today located in Leningrad Oblast, Russia.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Måns Nilsson Kling
Governor of New Sweden
April 1640 - February 1643
Succeeded by
Johan Björnsson Printz


  1. ^ Peder Hollender Ridder (in Swedish by Anders Johnson. “Inte bara valloner”. Omslag: Formgivningsverket, Stockholm. 1997)
  2. ^ Louhi, E.A (1925). The Delaware Finns or The First Permanent Settlements in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey, and Eastern Part of Maryland. New York, The Humanity Press Publishers. 
  3. ^ Kanslirådet Georg Luther, Helsingfors (1992). "Släkten Hollender Ridder". Genos 63: 1–11, 27–28.

Other sources

  • Johnson, Amandus. The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware Volume I, Their History and Relation to the Indians, Dutch and English, 1638-1664 (Philadelphia: The Swedish Colonial Society, 1911)
  • Johnson, Amandus. The Swedes in America 1638-1900: Volume I, The Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1664 (Philadelphia: The Swedish Colonial Society, 1914)
  • Johnson, Amandus. The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware 1638-1664, Volume II (Philadelphia: The Swedish Colonial Society, 1927)
  • Weslager, C. A. New Sweden on the Delaware: 1638-1655 (Wilmington, DE: The Middle Atlantic Press, 1988)
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