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NEMvEx1598Jul02Olivier van Noort leaves Rotterdam with four poorly-equipped ships and a plan to attack Spanish ships in the Pacific and to trade with China and the Spice Islands
PAMvEx1600Oct16Olivier van Noort’s ships reach Philippines
ASCfSk Dec14Olivier van Noort sinks Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila (350 die) but loses Fortune Island to Spanish fleet
NEMvEx1601Aug26Olivier van Noort returns to Rotterdam via the Cape of Good Hope completing the first intentional circumnavigation of the globe




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