Jacob Abraham de Mist

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Jacob Abraham Uitenhage de Mist (20 April 1749 – 3 August 1823)[1] was a Dutch statesman. He was the Head of State of the National Assembly of the Batavian Republic from 17 April 1797 – 1 May 1797, and Commissioner-General of the Cape Colony during the Interregnum from 21 February 1803 – 25 September 1804, in accordance with the short-lived Treaty of Amiens. The Cape Colony had been under Dutch control from 1652.

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Jacob de Mist
President of the National Assembly of the Batavian Republic
In office
17 April 1797  1 May 1797
Preceded byCouperus, J
Succeeded byBicker, J.A.
Grand Master of Lodge de Goede Hoop (South African Freemasons)
In office
Preceded byTruter, J.A.
Succeeded byNeethling, J.H
Personal details
Jacob Abraham Uitenhage de Mist

(1763-10-11)11 October 1763
Zaltbommel, Netherlands
Died5 June 1845(1845-06-05) (aged 81)
Voorburg, Netherlands
Spouse(s)Amalia Elisabeth Wilhelmina Strubberg van Cleve, Magdalena de Jonge and Elisabeth Margaretha Morré
Alma materLeiden University
Known forBeing a statesman and Freemasonry

In 1795 it was occupied by the British following the Battle of Muizenberg but, under the final terms of peace in 1802 among Great Britain, France and the Netherlands (then known as the Batavian Republic), the colony was restored to the Batavian Republic.