Willem De Vlamingh

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Birthday
28, 1640
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
1698
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1640
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
1698

About

17-century Dutch explorer who captained sea voyages to the western coast of New Holland, which is now known as Australia.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in the village of Oost-Vlieland, in the Dutch province of Friesland.

Trivia

He became a member of the Dutch East India Company in 1688 and, eight years later, headed an unsuccessful expedition to find a Dutch ship and crew that had gone missing en route to Jakarta.

Family Life

He and his son, Collaert, served as co-commanders during a 1698 voyage from the Dutch Indies to the Netherlands.

Associated With

The sixteenth-century East Indies expeditions of fellow Dutch explorer, Cornelis Dehoutman, paved the way for Willem de Vlamingh's seventeenth-century sea voyages.