Barents, Willem

Born: 1550? AD
Died: 1597 AD.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Explorer

Willem Barents is an Dutch navigator.


1594 - He left Amsterdam with two ships to search for a northeast passage to eastern Asia.


1595 - Barents commanded another expedition of seven ships, which made for the strait between the Asiatic coast and Vaygach Island.


1597 - Willem Barents died 20th of June in the Arctic Ocean.


The Barents Sea and Barents Region were both named after him.



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