De Weert, Sebald
|born on||2 May 1567 Jul.Cal. (12 May 1567 greg.) at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25|
|Timezone||LMT m4e25 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||20°39' 01°08 Asc. 18°20'|
Dutch captain and vice-admiral of the Dutch East India Company (known in Dutch as Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC). He is most widely remembered for accurately plotting the Falkland Islands in 1600. He died in May or June 1603 in Batticaloa, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Sy Scholfield quotes "The Dutch Discovery of Japan: The True Story Behind James Clavell's Famous Novel Shogun" by Dirk J. Barreveld (iUniverse, 2001), p. 43: "He is one of the very few crewmembers from who we know the exact date of his birth: May 2, 1567. We even know that he was born at 8 in the morning." Same data in by Barreveld's Dutch book, "De route om de West: De Liefde's tragiek en triomf" (Niesje Wolters van Bemmel, 2002), p. 35: "Hij werd geboren op 2 mei 1567 's morgens om acht uur te Antwerpen. Zoon van de 27 jarige Hans de Weert, koopman, en Clerken Wonderer. Hij was het zesde van zeventien kinderen."
- Vocation : Military : Military service (vice-admiral)
- Vocation : Travel : Crew/ Ship, Train, Bus (captain)
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer