Dirk Hartog

1580 - 1621

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Dirk Hartog (Dutch pronunciation: [dɪr(ə)k ˈɦɑrtɔx]; baptised 30 October 1580 – buried 11 October 1621) was a 17th-century Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's expedition was the second European group to land in Australia and the first to leave behind an artefact to record his visit, the Hartog Plate. His name is sometimes alternatively spelled Dirck Hartog or Dierick Hartochszch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Hartog has received more than 280,238 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Dirk Hartog is the 354th most popular explorer (down from 334th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 534th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Explorer.

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Among explorers, Dirk Hartog ranks 354 out of 405Before him are Tobias Furneaux, George Nares, Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, Alexander Burnes, Pyotr Anjou, and Vivian Fuchs. After him are Benjamin Morrell, John Marshall, George Back, Gombojab Tsybikov, Edward John Eyre, and Jørgen Jørgensen.

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Among people born in 1580, Dirk Hartog ranks 16Before him are Augusta of Denmark, António de Andrade, Pierre Vernier, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Daniël Heinsius, and Thomas Middleton.  Among people deceased in 1621, Dirk Hartog ranks 23Before him are Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Ottavio Rinuccini, John Berchmans, Anna Juliana Gonzaga, Hendrick de Keyser, and Pietro Aldobrandini. After him is Mary Sidney.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Dirk Hartog ranks 627 out of 1,209Before him are Gerrit Voorting (1923), Willem Kes (1856), Harry Vos (1946), Lodewijk van den Berg (1932), Jasper Cillessen (1989), and Job Cohen (1947). After him are Henri Frankfort (1897), Georginio Wijnaldum (1990), Gerben Karstens (1942), Jan Raas (1952), Hendrik Marsman (1899), and Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma (1970).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Dirk Hartog ranks 13Before him are Frederick de Houtman (1571), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Willem de Vlamingh (1640).