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In addition, in 1662 the Dutch West India Company made Curaçao a centre for the Atlantic slave trade, often bringing slaves here for sale elsewhere in the Caribbean and on the mainland of South America.
Sephardic Jews with ancestors from the Iberian Peninsula settled here with the Dutch and in then-Dutch Brazil; they have had a significant influence on the culture and economy of the island.
Up to 4000 slaves on the northwest section of the island revolted.
More than one thousand slaves took part in extended gunfights.
Many Dutch colonists grew affluent from the slave trade, and the city built impressive colonial buildings.
Curaçao architecture blends Dutch and Spanish colonial styles.
Their ancestors had migrated to the island from the mainland of South America, likely hundreds of years before Europeans arrived.
They were believed to have migrated from the Amazon Basin.
They had made a serious navigational error, hitting the reefs on , a week after setting sail from Saint Kitts.
Curaçao marked the events by a day of thanksgiving, celebrated for decades into the 18th century, to commemorate the island's escape from being invaded by the French.
According to some accounts, Portuguese sailors who were ill were left at the island now known as Curaçao.