Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz

Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz (Oudewater, 18 September 1871 – Klerksdorp (South Africa), 2 September 1944) was a Dutch explorer in New Guinea and diplomat in South Africa.

Lorentz, son of a tobacco grower in East Java who had returned to the Netherlands, studied law and biology at Utrecht University.

Lorentz participated in three expeditions to Dutch New Guinea, the present-day Indonesian (western) portion of the island of New Guinea. The first expedition was in 1903, led by A. Wichmann. Lorentz led expeditions in 1907 and 1909-1910.

Lorentz National Park and the Lorentz River in New Guinea are named after him.

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Name Lorentz, Hendrikus Albertus
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Date of birth 1871
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