|Born||February 01, 1659, Middelburg|
|Died||January 31, 1729, Middelburg|
|Other names||Roggewein, Commodore|
|Education||University of Harderwijk|
|Employer||Dutch West India Company|
|Spouse(s)||Marija Margaerita Vincentius, Anna Adriana Clement|
|Parent(s)||Arend Roggeveen, Maria Storm|
Admiral and explorer from the Netherlands who discovered Easter Island and its fabled stone heads.
The Dutch West India Company tasked him with discovering Terra Australis, or Australia. Instead, he found himself on Easter Island.
He only stayed on Easter Island for one day, but he was enthralled by the islanders' veneration of massive stone statues.
He had a wife named Anna Clement. His father was a well-known mathematician and navigator who spent his life trying to locate the fabled Australian continent.
Explorer Charles Sturt, a British explorer, was never able to make it to Australia.
Alumni of Harderwijk University. Explorers of Chile. The adventurers of the Pacific Ocean of the Netherlands. South American explorers
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