Johanna Borski

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Date of Birth: 08/26/1764

Age: 81

Place of birth: Amsterdam

Nationality: Netherlands

history of the second wife of the richest inhabitant of Amsterdam

Johanna Bor was born in 1764 in Amsterdam (Amsterdam), and was the daughter of a merchant named Johannes van de Velde, who hunted with a linen cloth, and Bruno Jacobs Schouten. December 19, 1790 the first married Johanna Willem Bor, and in 1809 the couple bought the property, located along the Keizersgracht canal, which adorned the most fashionable city in Amsterdam. Among children Willem and Johanna to mature years, he survived five sons and three daughters.

Summertime family Bor spent on his estate `Elswout` city overview (Overveen). This estate, which at that time included a hotel and restaurant, was bought by a pair of back in 1805. During his marriage Johanna helped his companion, who became a successful businessman. Willem regularly worked on contracts with well-known Dutch bank `Hope & Co.`, including those involved in the transactions on the stock exchange in Amsterdam.

In 1812 Willem was the second richest inhabitant of Amsterdam. When he died suddenly in 1814, his wife decided to continue his work. The family business, known as `Wed. W. Borksi`, Johanna helped lead assistant to her husband, Johannes Bernardus Stoop. One of the most lucrative deals Bor was to support the Central Bank of the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Bank) in 1816-m. Later she helped save another bank, `Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij`, in 1830, when the bank was able to give to the King Willem I (Willem I) some credit, which he requested.

In 1832 Bernardus Johannes Stoop left the firm `Wed. W. Borksi`, and in the same year he was replaced by Johanna`s son, Willem II of Bor, born in 1799 The company `Wed. W. Borksi` lasted until 1884-th, until it was renamed the `Van Loon & Co.`.

At his estate in Overvene Johanna Bor took several honored guests, including Napoleon (Napoleon) with its Empress Marie-Louise (Marie Louise). Despite the fact that the original main building on the estate was built by the Jacob van Kampen (Jacob van Campen), the largest representative of the Dutch classicism, Johanna still prefer to stay in the lodge. Her grandson Willem Bor III in 1882 destroyed the work of Kampen and started construction of a new palace, which has not been completed up to the end.

Johanna Bor died in Amsterdam in 1846, she was buried next to the Calvinist church Nieuwe Kerk (Nieuwe Kerk).