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[bar-uh nts, bahr-; Dutch bah-ruh nts]
  1. Wil·lem [wil-uh m] /ˈwɪl əm/, died 1597, Dutch navigator and explorer.
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Historical Examples of barents

  • 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

    A.E. Nordenskieold

  • This time he steered further east, between those islands and another group named by Barents Nova Zembla.

  • Barents himself seems to have sat in the boat and watched them with intense anxiety.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • It was not till 1871 that Barents' old winter quarters on Nova Zembla were discovered.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • The Arctic voyages of Barents were quickly followed by the establishment of Dutch exploration, 16th-17th centuries.