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New Sweden,

Swedish colony (1638–55), on the Delaware River; included parts of what are now Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. With the support of Swedish statesman Axel Oxenstierna, Admiral Klas Fleming (a Finn), and Peter MinuitMinuit, Peter
, c.1580–1638, first director-general of New Netherland, b. Wesel (then the duchy of Cleves). Sent by the Dutch West India Company to take charge of its holdings in America, Minuit purchased (1626) Manhattan from the Native Americans for trade goods costing
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 (a Dutchman), the New Sweden Company was organized in Sweden in 1633. Two ships (the Kalmar Nyckel and the Fogel Grip), commanded by Minuit, reached the Delaware River in Mar., 1638. Minuit immediately bought land from the Native Americans and founded Fort Christina, where Wilmington, Del., stands. In 1643, Tinicum Island (at Philadelphia) became the colony's capital. About half of the colonists were Finns. Peter StuyvesantStuyvesant, Peter
, c.1610–1672, Dutch director-general of New Netherland. He served as governor of Curaçao and lost a leg in an expedition against St. Martin before succeeding Willem Kieft in New Netherland.
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, with a Dutch force larger than the population of New Sweden, took the little colony in 1655.
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He married Evelyn Mabel Child on August 24, 1935, they lived in the farmhouse of his birth until 1963 when they moved into their newly built home on New Sweden Rd.
Southwest of New Netherlands, along the Delaware, New Sweden had barely gotten going when it was conquered by the Dutch, and it might hardly be worth mention but for its one, somewhat surprising, impact on the future of America: the Finns.
They established New Sweden Colony, the Delaware Valley's first permanent European settlement, the beginnings of Wilmington, and a colony that stretched into four states and brought a pioneer icon to America-the log cabin.
The Swansea clash will be only the second match for new Sweden coach Erik Hamren.
The Swansea clash will be only the second match for new Sweden coach Erik Hamren, who is combining the job with his role as boss of Rosenborg until August when he takes over full-time as national coach.
The Swansea clash will be only the second match for new Sweden coach Erik Hamren, who will combine his role as boss of Rosenborg until August before taking over full-time as national coach.
In other words, Bulgaria would turn into a new Sweden or United Kingdom and never join the eurozone, a scenario under which European institutions would lose the most.
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Colonialism in the margins; cultural encounters in new Sweden and Lapland.
The section on the relationship between Swedish and German churchmen during Muhlenberg's time was especially interesting since it was written by a non-Lutheran, nontheologian Quaker lawyer whose Swedish family dated back to the New Sweden colony.
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