Willem Barents

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Willem Barentsz
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Willem Barentsz
Bornc. 1550
Died(1597-06-20)20 June 1597 (aged c. 46)
at sea
NationalityDutch
OccupationNavigator
Known forExploration 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,[1] Barentsburg and Barents Region were all named after him.

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