1631

Gabriel Milan

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First name
Gabriel
Last name
Milan
Date of Birth
1631
Date of Death
1689
Born in
Gl├╝ckstadt
Died in
Copenhagen

Gabriel Milan was the son of a Portuguese-Israelite family from Hamburg. He served as a soldier in the French army. He was banker and Crown Agent to George V (1653–1708) of Denmark and Norway, and resided as a banker in Amsterdam (from mid-1660s onwards) and The Hague (1670) and authored reports on political and commercial issues. In 1670, Christian V appointed Milan as Commissioner General of Denmark in the Netherlands and gave him concession (1672) of all correspondence traffic between the Dutch Republic and Denmark. In 1684, he became the sixth governor of St. Thomas in the Danish West India isles (now the in the Caribbean Virgin Islands). Milan was executed in 1689. See: Van Suchtelen and Petry, 1985, pp. 365–7; Laursen, 2000, p. 195.