Abel Tasman

Navigator, Deceased Person

1603 – 1659

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Who was Abel Tasman?

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the VOC. He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. His navigator Fran├žois Visscher, and his merchant Isaack Gilsemans, mapped substantial portions of Australia, New Zealand and some Pacific Islands.

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Born
1603
Lutjegast
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Employment
  • Anthony van Diemen
    (1642 - )
Died
Oct 10, 1659
Jakarta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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