AustLit logo
Francisco Pelsaert (International) assertion Francisco Pelsaert i(A60770 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1595 Antwerp, Belgium, Western Europe, Europe, ; Died: Ceased: 1630
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Francisco Pelsaert (first name also spelled as "François", surname also spelled as "Pelsart") (c. 1595 – September 1630) was a Dutch merchant who worked for the Dutch East Indies Company, who became most famous as the commander of the ship Batavia, which ran aground in the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Western Australia in June 1629.

See Wikipedia entry.

Most Referenced Works

Last amended 22 Jun 2017 14:36:56
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: