Dutch explorer and administratorDied when: 54 years 78 days (650 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Johan Nieuhof (22 July 1618 in Uelsen – 8 October 1672 in Madagascar) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India.
The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China.
He wrote An embassy from the East-India Company containing the written account of this journey.