Category:William Adams (sailor)

William Adams (1564–1620) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q313866
William Adams
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British explorer

Date of birth/death 16 May 1620
Location of birth/death Gillingham Hirado
Authority control
English: William Adams was an English navigator who drifted to Japan in 1600 with Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn. Ieyasu wanted Adams and Joosten to serve for him. By a lot of distinguished services, Ieyasu gave the Japanese name, Miura Anjin (三浦 按針), and the territory, and admitted the position as Samurai to Adams.

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