Cornelis de Houtman

Exploration
Cornelis de Houtman Cornelis de Houtman (2 April 1565 – August 1599), brother of Frederick de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch, even though the voyage itself was a disaster.

Personal facts

Given name
Cornelis De
Family name
Houtman
Birth date
1565-04-02
Birth place
Gouda Holland Seventeen Provinces
Occupation
Exploration
Death date
August 1599
Place of death
Aceh Sultanate
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