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When was the colony of New York founded?

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May 16, 2015 11:49AM

New York was once New Netherland. In1664, the Duke of York seized the colony for England from the Dutch. As to founding, the best year to use is 1613. That is when the Fortuyn under Captain Hendrick Christiansen landed. Juan "Jan" Rodriguez was already established there as a trapper and trader so the the date works for whoever you select as the founder.