Jacob Le Maire

1585 - 1616

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Jacob Le Maire (c. 1585 – 22 December 1616) was a Belgian mariner who circumnavigated the earth in 1615 and 1616. The strait between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados was named the Le Maire Strait in his honor, though not without controversy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Le Maire has received more than 46,577 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jacob Le Maire is the 4,487th most popular politician (down from 4,465th in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 158th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Belgian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jacob Le Maire ranks 4,487 out of 15,710Before him are Cochise, António, Prior of Crato, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus. After him are Baldwin II, Margrave of Flanders, Minoru Genda, Joan, Countess of Flanders, Diodotus I, Amyntas II of Macedon, and Rudolf of Rheinfelden.

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Among people born in 1585, Jacob Le Maire ranks 10Before him are Uriel da Costa, Hendrick Avercamp, John George I, Elector of Saxony, Anna of Tyrol, Lucilio Vanini, and Zacharias Janssen. After him are John Rolfe, Jacques Lemercier, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Johann Baptist Cysat, Squanto, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder. Among people deceased in 1616, Jacob Le Maire ranks 7Before him are William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Maria Anna of Bavaria, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. After him are Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, Tang Xianzu, Kuzma Minin, and Johannes Fabricius.

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Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Le Maire ranks 164 out of 899Before him are John Langenus (1891), Constantin Meunier (1831), Godfried Danneels (1933), Raymond Goethals (1921), Wilfried Martens (1936), and Johannes Tinctoris (1435). After him are Chantal Mouffe (1943), Paul Otlet (1868), John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), Victor D'Hondt (1841), Victor Serge (1890), and Elio Di Rupo (1951).

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