When did Willem Jansz die?

When did Willem Jansz die?

Willem Janszoon/Date of death

How old was Willem Janszoon when he died?

60 years (1570–1630)
Willem Janszoon/Age at death

What did Willem Janszoon do?

In late February and early March 1606 Willem Janszoon, captain of the Dutch East India Company ship the Duyfken, became the first European to make recorded contact with and map part of the Australian continent.

Who did Willem Janszoon sail for?

the East Indies
Janszoon sailed from the Netherlands for the East Indies for the third time on 18 December 1603, as captain of the Duyfken (or Duijfken, meaning “Little Dove”), one of twelve ships of the great fleet of Steven van der Hagen.

What country did Willem Janszoon?

contribution to Australian exploration Late in 1605 Willem Jansz (Janszoon) of Amsterdam sailed aboard the Duyfken from Bantam in the Dutch East Indies in search of New Guinea. He reached the Torres Strait a few weeks before Torres and named what was later to prove part of the Australian coast—Cape Keer-Weer, on…

He was probably sixty years of age and willing to retire from his strenuous and successful life in the service of his country. Like his early years, the later years of Willem Janszoon’s life is unknown. Most believe he died in 1630. Comments are closed.

What did Willem Janszoon do in the Dutch East Indies?

Janszoon served in the Dutch East Indies in the periods 1603–1611 and 1612–1616, including as governor of Fort Henricus on the island of Solor. He is the first European known to have seen the coast of Australia during his voyage of 1605–1606 .

When did Willem Jansz first land in Australia?

Willem Jansz (also known as Willem Janszoon) first landed on the western shores of Cape York, Australia, on 26 February 1606. What year was Willem Jansz born?

When did Willem Janszoon come back to Bantam?

Finding the land swampy and the people inhospitable (ten of his men were killed on various shore expeditions), at Cape Keerweer (“Turnabout”), south of Albatross Bay, Willem Janszoon decided to return and arrived at Bantam in June 1606.