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Louis de Geer
DeGeer
Historical Figure
Date of Birth: 17 November 1587
Date of Death: 19 June 1652
Cause of Death: Illness
Occupation: Merchant
Appearances:
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette VIII
Relatives: Collete Dubois(niece)
Louis De Geer (17 November 1587 - 19 June 1652) was a Walloon/Dutch merchant and industrialist. He is considered the father of Swedish industry for introducing Walloon blast furnaces in Sweden. He also produced cannons for the German Protestant movement, as well as for Dutch admirals and the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company.

Louis de Geer in 1632Edit

Prompted by letters from his niece, Colette, who settled in Grantville shortly after the Ring of Fire, Louis de Geer backed the establishment of an industrial complex in Essen. He would later become governor-general of the Republic of Essen.

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