|Hendrik Merkus de Kock|
Portrait by Cornelis Kruseman
|Senator of the Netherlands|
1 July 1842 - 12 April 1845
|Minister of the Interior|
1 December 1836 - 1 June 1841
|Hendrik Jacob, Baron van Doorn|
|Willem Anne, Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye|
|Born||Hendrik Merkus de Kock
25 May 1779
Heusden, Dutch Republic
|Died||12 April 1845
The Hague, Netherlands
Hendrik Merkus, Baron de Kock (25 May 1779 - 12 April 1845) was a Dutch general and nobleman who served in the Batavian Navy as Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1826 to 1830. He also was Minister of the Interior of the Netherlands from 1836 to 1841.
In 1801, he joined the Batavian Navy, and by 1807 was posted to the Dutch East Indies. In 1821 he commanded a military expedition to Palembang to suppress a local uprising. Later, as Lieutenant Governor-General (1826-1830), De Kock led the fight against Prince Diponegoro in the Java War.
The triumphant commander was declared a baron in 1835, and served in the Dutch Government as Minister of the Interior from 1836 to 1841. He was Minister of State from 1841 to 1845. He remained a member of the First Chamber of parliament until his death. He died in The Hague on 12 April 1845.
Hendrik Jacob, Baron van Doorn
|Minister of the Interior
Willem Anne, Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
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