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Willem Schouten

1567 - 1625

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Willem Cornelisz Schouten (c. 1567 – 1625) was a Dutch navigator for the Dutch East India Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Schouten has received more than 100,490 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Willem Schouten is the 71st most popular explorer (up from 96th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 139th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Dutch Explorer.

Willem Schouten was a Dutch explorer who was the first European to discover Tasmania.

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Willem Schouten ranks 71 out of 498Before him are Davy Crockett, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, John Davis, Xu Fu, and Alonso de Ojeda. After him are Jules Dumont d'Urville, Richard Francis Burton, Hernando de Soto, William Dampier, Jeanne Baret, and Ármin Vámbéry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1567, Willem Schouten ranks 6Before him are Claudio Monteverdi, Francis de Sales, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Date Masamune, and Samuel de Champlain. After him are Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Jacques Clément, Sanada Yukimura, Eleanor de' Medici, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, and Jacob van Heemskerck. Among people deceased in 1625, Willem Schouten ranks 6Before him are James VI and I, Sofonisba Anguissola, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Maurice, Prince of Orange, and Johann Bayer. After him are Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Schouten ranks 117 out of 1,646Before him are Hendrick Avercamp (1585), Edwin van der Sar (1970), Mark Rutte (1967), Jan Jongbloed (1940), Judith Leyster (1609), and Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692). After him are Willem de Kooning (1904), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Ruud Krol (1949), Arie Haan (1948), Bertha of Holland (1055), and Claus Sluter (1340).

Among EXPLORERS In Netherlands

Among explorers born in Netherlands, Willem Schouten ranks 6Before him are Abel Tasman (1603), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Frederick de Houtman (1571), and Jacob Roggeveen (1659). After him are Willem Janszoon (1570), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Olivier van Noort (1558).