Jacob Roggeveen

About Jacob Roggeveen

Birth Day: February 1, 1659
Birth Place: Middelburg, Netherlands

Jacob Roggeveen

Jacob Roggeveen was born on February 1, 1659 in Middelburg, Netherlands. Dutch admiral and explorer who discovered Easter Island and its famous stone heads.
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As per our current Database, Jacob Roggeveen has been died on Jan 31, 1729 (age 69).

🎂 Jacob Roggeveen - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Jacob Roggeveen die, Jacob Roggeveen was 69 years old.

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Occupation Explorer
Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born February 1, 1659 (Middelburg, Netherlands)
Birthday February 1
Town/City Middelburg, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands

🌙 Zodiac

Jacob Roggeveen’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Jacob Roggeveen was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Dutch admiral and Explorer who discovered Easter Island and its famous stone heads.

Before Fame

He was commissioned by the Dutch West India Company to find Terra Australis, or Australia. Instead, he stumbled upon Easter Island.


He only spent one day on Easter Island, but was fascinated to witness the natives worshipping enormous stone statues.

Family Life

He was married to Anna Clement. His father was a noted Mathematician and navigator who spent a lifetime trying to find the mythical land of Australia.

Associated With

He never reached Australia--that was the destiny of British Explorer Charles Sturt.

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