|Died||20 June 1597 (aged c. 46)|
|Known for||Exploration of the Arctic|
Willem Barents (or Barentsz, probably from Barentzoon, son of Barent) was a Dutch explorer. He was born on Terschelling around 1550, and died on the 20th June 1597 near Novaya Zemlya.
The Barents Sea, Barentsburg and Barents Region were all named after him.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ C.Michael Hogan and Steve Baum. 2010. Barents Sea. Eds. P.Saundry & C.Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC