Category:William Adams (sailor)

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William Adams  (1564–1620) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q313866
William Adams
Alternative names Anjin-sama; Anjin Miura
Description British explorer, sailor and navigator
Date of birth/death 24 September 1564 16 May 1620
Location of birth/death Gillingham Hirado
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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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