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Jacob Roggeveen was a Dutch explorer sent to find Terra Australis, but found Easter Island instead. Jacob Roggeveen also found Bora Bora and Maupiti from the Social Islands, as well as Samoa. He planned the expedition with his brother Jan Roggeveen, who was still in the Netherlands.
Born February 01, 1659, Middelburg
Died January 31, 1729, Middelburg
Nationality Dutch
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

About Jacob Roggeveen

Admiral and explorer from the Netherlands who discovered Easter Island and its fabled stone heads.

Jacob Roggeveen before fame

The Dutch West India Company tasked him with discovering Terra Australis, or Australia. Instead, he found himself on Easter Island.

Achievement of Jacob Roggeveen

He only stayed on Easter Island for one day, but he was enthralled by the islanders' veneration of massive stone statues.

Jacob Roggeveen family life

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.

Associations of Jacob Roggeveen

Explorer Charles Sturt, a British explorer, was never able to make it to Australia.

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Alumni of Harderwijk University. Explorers of Chile. The adventurers of the Pacific Ocean of the Netherlands. South American explorers

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Latest information about Jacob Roggeveen updated on March 15 2022.