Frederick de Houtman

1571 - 1627

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Frederick de Houtman (c. 1571 – 21 October 1627) was a Dutch explorer, navigator, and colonial governor who sailed on the first Dutch expedition to the East Indies from 1595 until 1597, during which time he made observations of the southern celestial hemisphere and contributed to the creation of 12 new southern constellations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick de Houtman has received more than 78,273 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Frederick de Houtman is the 146th most popular explorer (down from 130th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 212th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Dutch Explorer.

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Among explorers, Frederick de Houtman ranks 146 out of 405Before him are Francisco Serrão, Samuel Wallis, Hans Staden, Naddodd, Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, and Michael Rockefeller. After him are Himilco, Sebastián de Belalcázar, Scylax of Caryanda, Vladimir Arsenyev, Juan de Grijalva, and Gaspar Corte-Real.

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Among people born in 1571, Frederick de Houtman ranks 9Before him are Abbas the Great, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Michael Praetorius, Mulla Sadra, Emperor Go-Yōzei, and Thomas Mun. After him are Willem Blaeu, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Salomon de Brosse, and Pietro Aldobrandini. Among people deceased in 1627, Frederick de Houtman ranks 7Before him are Jahangir, Tianqi Emperor, Luis de Góngora, Wei Zhongxian, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Juan Sánchez Cotán. After him are Francesco Maria del Monte, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, and Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Frederick de Houtman ranks 229 out of 1,209Before him are Gerard van Swieten (1700), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Hendrik Verwoerd (1901), Theo Jansen (1948), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), and Abraham van Beijeren (1620). After him are Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Ben Feringa (1951), Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627), Jacobus Oud (1890), Balthasar van der Ast (1593), and Wesley Sneijder (1984).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Frederick de Houtman ranks 7Before him are Abel Tasman (1603), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Willem Janszoon (1570), and Willem Schouten (1567). After him are Anthony van Diemen (1593), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), Willem de Vlamingh (1640), and Dirk Hartog (1580).