Cornelis de Houtman passed away in 1599 aged 33.
Cornelis de Houtman is a Dutch Explorer. Their zodiac sign is Aries.
Cornelis de Houtman is a member of the following lists: People associated with the Dutch East India Company, 16th-century explorers and Dutch explorers.
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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.
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