Van Rensselaer

[ van ren-suh-leer, ren-suh-ler; for 1 also Dutch vahn ren-suh-lahr ]

  1. Ki·li·aen [kee-lee-ahn], /ˈki liˌɑn/, 1595–1644, Dutch merchant: founder of Dutch West India Company 1621; large landowner in America, colonizing along the Hudson River (ancestor of Stephen Van Rensselaer).

  2. Stephen "the Patroon", 1765–1839, U.S. political leader and major general.

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How to use Van Rensselaer in a sentence

  • "Sometimes it's best to refuse him, and get it over once for all," said Baby Van Rensselaer, impersonally.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact | Brander Matthews
  • Mr. Van Rensselaer has greatly enhanced the usefulness of Writing as a Business by the addition of very complete bibliographies.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street | Grant Martin Overton
  • Colonel Van Rensselaer directed the storming of the British battery upon the heights.

  • Enough has been told about Mr. Robert Van Rensselaer's early period to indicate how those pleasant days were passed.

    A Captain of Industry | Upton Sinclair
  • When Van Rensselaer ceased pacing the room, he went to the table and wrote an order closing the mills.

    A Captain of Industry | Upton Sinclair