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Jacob Roggeveen (bef. 1659 - bef. 1729)

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Jacob Roggeveen
Born before in Middelburg, Zeeland, Nederlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died before in Middelburg, Zeeland, Nederlandmap
Profile last modified 29 Apr 2019 | Created 7 Sep 2018
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Jacob Roggeveen is geboren in Zeeland in 1659
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Jacob Roggeveen was an explorer of the South Pacific. He is best known for his discovery of Easter Island on 5 April 1722. In 1706 he joined the Dutch East India Company, and later worked for the Dutch West India Company.

His parents were Arent Roggeveen and Maria Storm. He had two older brothers, Johan and Jan. He married twice, first to Marija Margaerita Vincentius and after she died in 1714, he married Anna Adriana Clement in the Dutch East Indies.[1]

He was buried on 5 February 1729 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg.[2]


  1. Naar de navel van de wereld, Zeeuws Archief. Accessed 7 September 2018.
  2. Begravene Jacob Roggeveen, 05-02-1729. Toegangsnummer: 511 Rekenkamer van Zeeland, ‘Rekenkamer D’, (1573) 1597-1805 (1808). Inventarisnummer: 59871. Zeeuwen gezocht.

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