Pierre Guillaume Verhuff ( Pieter Willemsz Verhoeff in Dutch ) is a Dutch admiral born around 1573 in the Netherlands and died onin Banda , Indonesia . Captain of the Admiralty of Amsterdam ( Admiraliteit van Amsterdam ) working on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), it is known to have commanded an expedition to the East Indies composed of nine vessels and four smaller vessels from from 1607 . He was murdered by natives of Banda Island while negotiating with them for the Company. This assassination is known as Banda’s treason .

The expedition of Pierre Guillaume Verhuff, which ended in 1612 , is the author of the first mention in a travelogue of the island would later be called Reunion . She approaches the latter coming from Mauritius , back from Java , the.