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 1,156,191 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Abel Tasman is the 23rd most popular explorer (down from 20th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 17th 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 23 out of 405Before him are Erik the Red, David Livingstone, Jacques Cousteau, Xuanzang, Leif Erikson, and Thor Heyerdahl. After him are Vitus Bering, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Willem Barentsz, Juan Sebastián Elcano, Jeanne Baret, and Juan Ponce de León.

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

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Abel Tasman ranks 18 out of 1,209Before him are Johan Cruyff (1947), Hugo Grotius (1583), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and Hendrik Lorentz (1853). After him are M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), and Juliana of the Netherlands (1909).

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), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Willem de Vlamingh (1640).