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Barents, Willem

Line breaks: Wil¦lem Bar|ents
Pronunciation: /ˈbarənts
 
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Definition of Barents, Willem in English:

( D.1597), Dutch explorer. The leader of several expeditions in search of the North-East Passage to Asia, Barents discovered Spitsbergen and reached Novaya Zemlya, off the coast of which he died.

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