Jan Huyghen van Linschoten

1563 - 1611

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Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1563 – 8 February 1611) was a Dutch merchant, trader and historian. He travelled extensively along the East Indies regions under Portuguese influence and served as the archbishop's secretary in Goa between 1583 and 1588. He is credited with publishing in Europe important classified information about Asian trade and navigation that was hidden by the Portuguese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten has received more than 78,678 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Huyghen van Linschoten is the 131st most popular historian, the 290th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 286th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Historian.

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Among historians, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten ranks 131 out of 341Before him are John Kinnamos, Wilhelm Worringer, Guibert of Nogent, Michael Rostovtzeff, Philostorgius, and Thomas Babington Macaulay. After him are Charles Diehl, Richard Pipes, Anthony Blunt, Marin Barleti, Michael Attaleiates, and Agatharchides.

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Among people born in 1563, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten ranks 11Before him are Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, Mavro Orbini, Guru Arjan, Andrew Báthory, Hosokawa Gracia, and Jodocus Hondius. After him are Hosokawa Tadaoki, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst, Franciscus Gomarus, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Heo Nanseolheon, and Katō Yoshiaki. Among people deceased in 1611, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten ranks 12Before him are Eleanor de' Medici, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Katō Kiyomasa, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, Sanada Masayuki, and Antonio Possevino. After him is Christian II, Elector of Saxony.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten ranks 290 out of 1,209Before him are Cornelis Cort (1533), Roy Makaay (1975), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jan van der Heyden (1637), Joop Zoetemelk (1946), and Jacob van Heemskerck (1567). After him are Hercules Seghers (1589), Jan Peter Balkenende (1956), Emanuel de Witte (1617), Dries van Agt (1931), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Aldo van Eyck (1918).

Among HISTORIANS In Netherlands

Among historians born in Netherlands, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten ranks 2Before him are Johan Huizinga (1872). After him are Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), Johannes Meursius (1579), and Reinhart Dozy (1820).