2016: Oscar Hefting – Op zoek naar Maurits ‘de Braziliaan’ – Cultoura 165

Article written in Dutch  by Oscar hefting – Looking for Maurits ‘the Brazilian’ in the journal Cultoura. See PDF

Little Dutch people know that, Johan Maurits, the former governor of Dutch Brazil (1630-1654), is regarded as a hero in Brazil. There is even a statue of him in Recife Praça da Republica. Children are given the name “João Maurício ‘and’ Nassau is used a lot for names of Brazilian schools, streets and businesses. You can find many traces of him, especially in the Northeast of Brazil. Who was this Nassau and why is he still glorified in Brazil?