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Prince Rupert of the Rhine
Prince Rupert Portrait by the studio of Anthony Van Dyck
December 17, 1619 - November 29, 1682
Founder of the Hudson's Bay Company, Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria (Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern), commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, was a soldier, inventor and amateur artist in mezzotint. He was a younger son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart, and the nephew of King Charles I of England, who created him Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness.
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Claimed by Peter C. Newman, Company of Adventurers Markham Ontario : Penguin Books, 1986, p. 217.

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