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Cornelis de Houtman.
Cornelis de Houtman (April 2 1565 - August 1597) was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia.

In 1592 Cornelis de Houtman was sent by Amsterdam merchants sent to Lisbon (Lissabon) to discover as much information on the Spice Islands as he could. At the same time as he returned to Amsterdam, Jan Huygen van Linschoten returned from India. The me…