|Birth Day||February 1, 1659|
|Birth Place||Middelburg, Netherlands|
|Age||360 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jan 31, 1729 (age 69)|
Dutch admiral and Explorer who discovered Easter Island and its famous stone heads.
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.