Willem Barentsz

Willem Barentsz (, anglicized as William Barents or Barentz) (c. 1550 – 20 June 1597) was a Dutch navigator, cartographer, explorer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north.

The Barents Sea, Barentsburg and Barents Region were all named after him.

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