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Johan Nieuhof

Dutch explorer and administrator

Died when: 54 years 78 days (650 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Johan Nieuhof

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.

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