Hendrik Merkus De Kock
Hendrik Merkus de Kock
Hendrik Merkus Baron de Kock by Cornelis Kruseman.jpg
Portrait by Cornelis Kruseman
Senator of the Netherlands

1 July 1842 - 12 April 1845
Monarch William II
Minister of the Interior

1 December 1836 - 1 June 1841
Monarch William I
William II
Hendrik Jacob, Baron van Doorn
Willem Anne, Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Personal details
Born Hendrik Merkus de Kock
(1779-05-25)25 May 1779
Heusden, Dutch Republic
Died 12 April 1845(1845-04-12) (aged 65)
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.[1]


Hendrik Merkus de Kock was born on 25 May 1779 in Heusden in the Republic of the United Netherlands. His father was Johannes Conradus de Kock, a banker, and his mother was Maria Petronella Merkus.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "H.M. baron de Kock" (in Dutch). Parlementair Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved 2014. 

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