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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 65,689 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Willem Schouten is the 110th most popular explorer (down from 96th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 143rd 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 110 out of 405Before him are Juan de la Cosa, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Semyon Dezhnev, Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Heinrich Barth, and Bernal Díaz del Castillo. After him are Mary Kingsley, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Alvise Cadamosto, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Salomon August Andrée, and Alexander Mackenzie.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1567, Willem Schouten ranks 10Before him are Date Masamune, Samuel de Champlain, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Sanada Yukimura, Jacques Clément, and Eleanor de' Medici. After him are Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Honoré d'Urfé, Jacob van Heemskerck, Richard Burbage, John George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Thomas Nashe. Among people deceased in 1625, Willem Schouten ranks 9Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, Honoré d'Urfé, Orlando Gibbons, John Fletcher, and Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Schouten ranks 163 out of 1,209Before him are Arie Haan (1948), Arjen Robben (1984), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), John of Leiden (1509), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), and Nicholas J. Spykman (1893). After him are Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606), Ary Scheffer (1795), Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587), and Gaius Julius Civilis (25).

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), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), and Willem Janszoon (1570). After him are Frederick de Houtman (1571), Anthony van Diemen (1593), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Willem de Vlamingh (1640).