[bar-uh nts, bahr-; Dutch bah-ruh nts]
- Wil·lem [wil-uh m] /ˈwɪl əm/, died 1597, Dutch navigator and explorer.
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Barents sailed on along the coast in a northerly direction, and two days afterwards reached the latitude of 75° 54' north.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
This time he steered further east, between those islands and another group named by Barents Nova Zembla.Days of the Discoverers
Barents himself seems to have sat in the boat and watched them with intense anxiety.
It was not till 1871 that Barents' old winter quarters on Nova Zembla were discovered.
The Arctic voyages of Barents were quickly followed by the establishment of Dutch exploration, 16th-17th centuries.