Dirk Hartog

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Birthday
3, 1580
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 11, 1621 (41)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1580
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 11, 1621 (41)

About

Dutch sailor who made the first European exploration of Australia's Western coast.

Before Fame

He spent his first several years in command of a merchant ship.

Trivia

After sailing around the Australian coast, he landed and spent three days on shore, leaving behind an inscription with the details of his visit.

Family Life

He was raised in a family of sailors.

Associated With

He sought out the Australian continent based on the maps and descriptions of another famed explorer, Marco Polo.