Cornelis de Houtman

1565 - 1599

Cornelis de Houtman

Cornelis de Houtman (2 April 1565 – 1 September 1599), brother of Frederick de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to the East Indies, and who thus begun the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch, even though the voyage itself was a disaster. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornelis de Houtman has received more than 95,742 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 165th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Cornelis de Houtman ranks 166 out of 367Before him are Jeanne Baret, Daniel Boone, Martin Frobisher, John Rolfe, Fernão do Pó, and Gerónimo de Aguilar. After him are Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Nikolai Rezanov, Jedediah Smith, Nuno Tristão, Francisco de Bobadilla, and Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

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Among people born in 1565, Cornelis de Houtman ranks 5Before him are Christina of Lorraine, Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Reza Abbasi. After him are Hendrick de Keyser, Luís Vaz de Torres, and Alessandro Tassoni. Among people deceased in 1599, Cornelis de Houtman ranks 7Before him are Beatrice Cenci, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Edmund Spenser, Luca Marenzio, Maeda Toshiie, and Chōsokabe Motochika. After him are Menocchio and Francisco Guerrero.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Cornelis de Houtman ranks 279 out of 908Before him are Hendrik Casimir (1909), Rachel Ruysch (1664), William I, Count of Holland (1167), Sjaak Swart (1938), Jan Peter Balkenende (1956), and Hans Kramers (1894). After him are Eddie Van Halen (1955), Adriaen van de Velde (1636), Virgil van Dijk (1991), Dries van Agt (1931), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), and Karel Doorman (1889).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Cornelis de Houtman ranks 8Before him are Willem Barentsz (1550), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Willem Janszoon (1570), Willem Schouten (1567), and Frederick de Houtman (1571). After him are Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Willem de Vlamingh (1640), and Dirk Hartog (1580).