Region:  Taiwan

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Historical Overview

Taiwan (formerly Formosa)

  • 1623: the Dutch arrive
  • 1624–1634: the Dutch construct Fort Zeelandia
  • 1628: the Dutch build a fort in Tamsui—
  • 1638: they abandon it
  • 1642: the Dutch take the Portuguese Fort San Salvador near Keeling, build Fort Anthonio, now part of Fort San Domingo
  • 1643: the Dutch drive out the Portuguese
  • 1650s: the Dutch build the City of Providentia as they outgrow Zeelandia
  • 1662: the Chinese military leader Coxinga defeats the Dutch