Van-rensselaer-killian meaning

văn rĕn'sə-lîr', rĕn'sə-lər, vän rĕn'sə-lär'
Dutch merchant who was a founder of the Dutch West India Company (1621) and established Rensselaerswyck (1630), the only successful privately held colony in America, on his estate in present-day upstate New York.
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