HEEMSKERCK, Jacob van

(1567–1607)
   Admiral. Van Heemskerck was appointed commander of the fleet sent by Amster dam merchants to find a northern passage to India. With Willem Barentsz, he overwintered on Novaya Zemlyain the Behouden Huis during 1596–1597. He took part in several voyages to the East Indies via the Cape. In 1607, he was killed in a battle against the Spaniards near Gibraltar.

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