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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 85,250 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Willem Schouten is the 97th most popular explorer (up from 110th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 163rd 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, Willem Schouten ranks 97 out of 405Before him are Diogo Dias, Heinrich Barth, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Robert FitzRoy, Gonzalo Pizarro, and Fernão Mendes Pinto. After him are Mary Kingsley, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Frederick Cook, Pánfilo de Narváez, Bartholomew Columbus, and Carsten Niebuhr.

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Among people born in 1567, Willem Schouten ranks 9Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange, Date Masamune, Samuel de Champlain, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Sanada Yukimura, and Jacques Clément. After him are Eleanor de' Medici, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Honoré d'Urfé, Jacob van Heemskerck, Archduchess Margaret of Austria, and John George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. Among people deceased in 1625, Willem Schouten ranks 8Before him are Sofonisba Anguissola, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Honoré d'Urfé, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Schouten ranks 139 out of 1,427Before him are Maarten van Heemskerck (1498), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Wim Jansen (1946), Harry Mulisch (1927), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), and Jeroen Krabbé (1944). After him are Ruud Krol (1949), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Mariska Veres (1947), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Ferdinand Bol (1616), and Arie Haan (1948).

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), Olivier van Noort (1558), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), and Alexandrine Tinné (1835).