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Explorer
NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED  
Roald Amundsen Explorer First to reach South Pole 16-Jul-1872 18-Jun-1928 DEAD
William Baffin Explorer Tried to find North-West Passage 1584 23-Jan-1622 DEAD
Sir Samuel White Baker Explorer Travelled to the source of the Nile 08-Jun-1821 30-Dec-1893 DEAD
Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Explorer Discovered Pacific Ocean 1475 12-Jan-1519 DEAD
Willem Barents Explorer Dutch Arctic navigator 1550 20-Jun-1597 DEAD
Vitus Bering Explorer Danish navigator in the Bering Sea 1681 19-Dec-1741 DEAD
Robert O'Hara Burke Explorer Tried to cross Australia 06-May-1820 28-Jun-1861 DEAD
Sir Richard Burton Explorer Translated The Arabian Nights 19-Mar-1821 20-Oct-1890 DEAD
Richard E. Byrd Explorer Arctic and Antarctic explorer 25-Oct-1888 11-Mar-1957 DEAD
John Cabot Explorer Discovered North America 1450 1499 DEAD
Sebastian Cabot Explorer 16th century Italian/English explorer 1476 1557 DEAD
Alvise Cadamosto Explorer Discovered Cape Verde islands 1432 18-Jul-1488 DEAD
René Caillié Explorer First European to return from Timbuktu 19-Sep-1799 17-May-1838 DEAD
Kit Carson Explorer Frontiersman and Indian agent 24-Dec-1809 23-May-1868 DEAD
Jacques Cartier Explorer Discovered St. Lawrence river 1491 01-Sep-1557 DEAD
Thomas Cavendish Explorer Third global circumnavigator 1560 1592 DEAD
Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix Explorer Jesuit explorer of America 29-Oct-1682 01-Feb-1761 DEAD
William Clark Explorer Lewis and Clark expedition 01-Aug-1770 01-Sep-1838 DEAD
Christopher Columbus Explorer Rediscovered the New World 1451 20-May-1506 DEAD
James Cook Explorer Explorer of the South Pacific 27-Oct-1728 14-Feb-1779 DEAD
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado Explorer Discovered the Grand Canyon 1510 22-Sep-1554 DEAD
Hernando Cortes Explorer Spanish Conquistador, conquered Mexico 1485 02-Dec-1547 DEAD
Vasco da Gama Explorer Explorer, conqueror, privateer 1469 24-Dec-1524 DEAD
William Dampier Explorer New Voyage Round the World 1651 1715 DEAD
John Davis Explorer Discovered Falkland Islands 1550 29-Dec-1605 DEAD
Juan Bautista de Anza Explorer Spanish explorer 00-Jul-1736 19-Dec-1788 DEAD
Samuel de Champlain Explorer Namesake of Lake Champlain 1567 25-Dec-1635 DEAD
Dixon Denham Explorer English explorer of Central Africa 01-Jan-1786 08-May-1828 DEAD
Bartholomew Diaz Explorer Found the Cape of Good Hope 1450 29-May-1500 DEAD
Sir Francis Drake Explorer Defeated Spanish Armada 1540 28-Jan-1596 DEAD
Leif Ericsson Explorer European discoverer of Vinland ? TBD DEAD
Erik the Red Explorer Viking, explored Greenland ? TBD DEAD
George Everest Explorer Namesake of Mt. Everest 04-Jul-1790 01-Dec-1866 DEAD
Ranulph Fiennes Explorer World explorer 07-Mar-1944 TBD ADD
John C. Fremont Explorer Conqueror of California 21-Jan-1813 13-Jul-1890 DEAD
John Oliver La Gorce Explorer Antarctica explorer, National Geographic editor 22-Sep-1880 23-Dec-1959 DEAD
Hanno Explorer Navigated west coast of Africa ? TBD DEAD
Samuel Hearne Explorer Explored the Hudson Bay area 1745 00-Nov-1792 DEAD
Matthew Henson Explorer Possibly first to reach North Pole 08-Aug-1866 09-Mar-1955 DEAD
Thor Heyerdahl Explorer Kon-Tiki 06-Oct-1914 18-Apr-2002 DEAD
Edmund Hillary Explorer First to summit Mt. Everest 20-Jul-1919 11-Jan-2008 DEAD
Friederich Konrad Hornemann Explorer First European to cross Sahara 1772 1801 DEAD
Henry Hudson Explorer Sought a Northeast Passage 1570 22-Jun-1611 DEAD
Wilhelm Junker Explorer Reisen in Afrika 06-Apr-1840 13-Feb-1892 DEAD
Alexander Gordon Laing Explorer Explorer killed returning from Timbuktu 27-Dec-1793 26-Sep-1826 DEAD
John Ledyard Explorer Explored Hawaii with Captain James Cook 1751 10-Jan-1789 DEAD
Juan Ponce de León Explorer Sought the Fountain of Youth 1460 1521 DEAD
Meriwether Lewis Explorer Lewis and Clark expedition 18-Aug-1774 11-Oct-1809 DEAD
David Livingstone Explorer Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 19-Mar-1813 01-May-1873 DEAD
Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Circumnavigated the globe 1480 27-Apr-1521 DEAD
George Mallory Explorer Frozen for 75 years on Mt. Everest 18-Jun-1886 08-Jun-1924 DEAD
James Marshall Explorer Discovered gold at Sutter's Mill 08-Oct-1810 10-Aug-1885 DEAD
Fridtjof Nansen Explorer Polar explorer, Nobel Prize recipient 10-Oct-1861 13-May-1930 DEAD
Jean Nicholas Nicollet Explorer Surveyor of the Mississippi basin 24-Jul-1786 11-Sep-1843 DEAD
Tenzing Norgay Explorer With Edmund Hilllary on Everest 15-May-1914 09-May-1986 DEAD
Mungo Park Explorer Scottish explorer of the Niger 10-Sep-1771 1806 DEAD
Emin Pasha Explorer German colonial traveller in Africa 28-Mar-1840 23-Oct-1892 DEAD
Robert E. Peary Explorer First to reach the North Pole 06-May-1856 20-Feb-1920 DEAD
Francisco Pizarro Explorer Conqueror of the Inca 1471 26-Jun-1541 DEAD
Marco Polo Explorer Travels of Marco Polo 1254 08-Jan-1324 DEAD
Sir Walter Raleigh Explorer Favorite of Queen Elizabeth I 1552 29-Oct-1618 DEAD
Sacagawea Explorer Lewis and Clark expedition translator 1787 20-Dec-1812 DEAD
Robert Falcon Scott Explorer Led 2 expeditions to Antarctica 06-Jun-1868 29-Mar-1912 DEAD
Ernest Shackleton Explorer Antarctic explorer 15-Feb-1874 05-Jan-1922 DEAD
John Smith Explorer Founder of Jamestown Colony 1580 21-Jun-1631 DEAD
Hernando de Soto Explorer Explored the Mississippi 1496 21-May-1542 DEAD
Henry Morton Stanley Explorer Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 28-Jan-1841 10-May-1904 DEAD
John Lloyd Stephens Explorer Incidents of Travel 28-Nov-1805 12-Oct-1852 DEAD
John McDouall Stuart Explorer Explorer of South Australia 07-Sep-1815 05-Jun-1866 DEAD
Charles Sturt Explorer Explorer of NSW and South Australia 28-Apr-1795 16-Jun-1869 DEAD
John Augustus Sutter Explorer California gold rush 15-Feb-1803 18-Jun-1880 DEAD
Abel Janszoon Tasman Explorer Discovered Tasmania and New Zealand 1603 1659 DEAD
George Vancouver Explorer Surveyed the West coast of America 22-Jun-1757 10-May-1798 DEAD
Giovanni da Verrazano Explorer Discovered New York Harbor 1485 1528 DEAD
Amerigo Vespucci Explorer American eponym 09-Mar-1454 22-Feb-1512 DEAD
Edward Whymper Explorer Scrambles among the Alps 27-Apr-1840 16-Sep-1911 DEAD