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Abel Tasman

1603 - 1659

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Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch: [ˈɑbəl ˈjɑnsoːn ˈtɑsmɑn]; 1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abel Tasman has received more than 1,358,980 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Abel Tasman is the 14th most popular explorer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 18th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Explorer.

Abel Tasman was a Dutch explorer who was the first European to explore New Zealand. He was born in 1603 and died in 1659.

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Among explorers, Abel Tasman ranks 14 out of 405Before him are Ibn Battuta, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Zheng He, Francis Drake, and Francisco Pizarro. After him are David Livingstone, Prince Henry the Navigator, Fridtjof Nansen, Erik the Red, Xuanzang, and Jacques Cousteau.

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Among people born in 1603, Abel Tasman ranks 1After him are Joseph of Cupertino, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Lennart Torstensson, Adam Olearius, Aert van der Neer, Michel Le Tellier, Yerofey Khabarov, Francesco Furini, Marco Uccellini, Fasilides, and Johannes Cocceius. Among people deceased in 1659, Abel Tasman ranks 1After him are Hyojong of Joseon, Kaya Sultan, Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia, Michał Boym, Simon Dach, Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt, Frederick V, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Willem Drost, Dara Shukoh, and Giovanni Pesaro.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Abel Tasman ranks 14 out of 1,427Before him are Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Hugo Grotius (1583), and Mata Hari (1876). After him are Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Abel Tasman ranks 1After him are Willem Barentsz (1550), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Willem Janszoon (1570), Willem Schouten (1567), Frederick de Houtman (1571), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Olivier van Noort (1558), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Alexandrine Tinné (1835).