van rensselaer patroon

Van Rensselaer

[van ren-suh-leer, ren-suh-ler; for 1 also Dutch vahn ren-suh-lahr]
noun
1.
Kiliaen [kee-lee-ahn] , 1595–1644, Dutch merchant: founder of Dutch West India Company 1621; large landowner in America, colonizing along the Hudson River (ancestor of Stephen Van Rensselaer).
2.
Stephen ("the Patroon") 1765–1839, U.S. political leader and major general.
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