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1659, Feb 11721-17231729, Jan 31
a Dutch explorer who was sent to find Terra Australis, but he instead came across Easter Island. Jacob Roggeveen also encountered Bora Bora and Maupiti of the Society Islands, Samoa. He planned the expedition along with his brother Jan Roggeveen, who stayed in the Netherlands. Explored the South Pacific (in particular, Easter Island).
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04/05/1722-Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
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 a Danish born explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known for hi...
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