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Who founded colonial New York?


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2008-11-30 20:25:44
2008-11-30 20:25:44

Peter Minuit founded New York in1626. At this time the colony was called New Netherland. In 1674, King Charles II took over and named it New York, after his brother, the Duke of York.


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