De Weert, Sebald

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de Weert, Sebald Gender: M
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)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°39' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 18°20'

Sebald de Weert (His Arrival in Matecalo/Batticaloa)


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).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

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