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 116,489 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob Roggeveen is the 43rd most popular explorer (down from 40th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 52nd 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 43 out of 405Before him are Jan van Riebeeck, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Ingólfr Arnarson, Martin Behaim, Antonio Pigafetta, and Giovanni da Verrazzano. After him are Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Zhang Qian, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry Hudson, Sven Hedin, and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse.

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Among people born in 1659, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 2Before him is Henry Purcell. After him are Henry Every, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Georg Ernst Stahl, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Sebastiano Ricci, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Domenico Gabrielli, Adriaen van der Werff, Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, and Pieter van der Aa. Among people deceased in 1729, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 3Before him are Thomas Newcomen and John Law. After him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Jean Meslier, Johann David Heinichen, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Samuel Clarke, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Louis Antoine de Noailles.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jacob Roggeveen ranks 50 out of 1,209Before him are Max Euwe (1901), Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Louis van Gaal (1951), and Paul Verhoeven (1938). After him are Marco van Basten (1964), Ruud Gullit (1962), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), and Gerrit Rietveld (1888).

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), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Willem de Vlamingh (1640).