Abel Janszoon Tasman

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Abel Janszoon Tasman

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Lutjegast, Grootegast, Groningen, The Netherlands
Death: October 10, 1659 (56)
Batavia, Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia
Immediate Family:

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

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About Abel Janszoon Tasman

Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːbəl 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.

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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

Grootegast, Groningen, The Netherlands
Age 24
October 10, 1659
Age 56
Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia