Abel Janszoon Tasman

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Abel Janszoon Tasman

Birthplace: Lutjegast, GR, Netherlands
Death: October 10, 1659 (55-56)
Batavia, v/m Ned.Oost-Indie, Indonesia
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Abelsz Tasman
Husband of Claesgie Hendricks Heyndricks and Jannetje Tjaers
Father of Claesjen Tasman
Brother of Tonnis Jansen Tassema; Frans Tassema and Michiel Tasman

Occupation: Explorer and Merchant
Managed by: David Embrey
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About Abel Janszoon Tasman

Back in 1490 there was a fellow with the surname Tassma. After three generations the family line took two directions. One line changed to Tasman, and on this family line we can find our friend Abel Tasman. The other line changed the spelling to Tasma

Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch pronunciation: [%CB%88a%CB%90b%C9%99l ˈjɑnsoʊn ˈtɑsmɐn]; 1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the VOC (United East India Company). His was the first known European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands. His navigator François Visscher, and his merchant Isaack Gilsemans mapped substantial portions of Australia, New Zealand and some Pacific Islands.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Title: Abel Janszoon Tasman: His Life and Voyages

Author: James Backhouse Walker

  • A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook *

eBook No.: 0600531h.txt

Edition: 1

Language: English

Character set encoding: Latin-1(ISO-8859-1)--8 bit

Date first posted: May 2006

Date most recently updated: March 2013

This eBook was produced by: Colin Choat and Bob Forsyth

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Abel Janszoon Tasman's Timeline

Lutjegast, GR, Netherlands
Lutjegast, Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands