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Jacob Roggeveen

1659 - 1729

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Jacob Roggeveen (1 February 1659 – 31 January 1729) was a Dutch explorer who was sent to find Terra Australis and Davis Land, but instead found Easter Island (called so because he landed there on Easter Sunday). Jacob Roggeveen also found Bora Bora and Maupiti of the Society Islands, as well as Samoa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Roggeveen has received more than 142,369 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Jacob Roggeveen is the 49th most popular explorer (down from 43rd in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 50th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Explorer.

Jacob Roggeveen was a Dutch explorer who was the first to discover Easter Island in 1722.

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Among explorers, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 49 out of 405Before him are Sven Hedin, William Baffin, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Diego de Almagro, and Louis Antoine de Bougainville. After him are Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Richard Francis Burton, William Adams, Hugh Glass, Samuel de Champlain, and Henry Hudson.

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Among people born in 1659, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 2Before him is Henry Purcell. After him are Georg Ernst Stahl, Henry Every, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Sebastiano Ricci, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Pieter van der Aa, Domenico Gabrielli, Adriaen van der Werff, Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, and David Gregory. Among people deceased in 1729, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 4Before him are Thomas Newcomen, John Law, and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Jean Meslier, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann David Heinichen, William Congreve, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Samuel Clarke.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 73 out of 1,427Before him are Frits Zernike (1888), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Dieric Bouts (1415), Jan Tinbergen (1903), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836). After him are Hugo de Vries (1848), Carel Fabritius (1622), Jan Oort (1900), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Sophia of Hanover (1630), and Cornelius Jansen (1585).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 4Before him are Abel Tasman (1603), Willem Barentsz (1550), and Jan van Riebeeck (1619). After him are Willem Janszoon (1570), Willem Schouten (1567), Frederick de Houtman (1571), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Olivier van Noort (1558), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Alexandrine Tinné (1835).