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Marco Polo (1254 - 1324)

Marco Emilio Polo was a Venetian merchant, explorer and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295.

Columbus Christopher (1451-1506)

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512)

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence, from whose name the term "America" is derived.

Vasco Da Gama (1469-1524)

1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.

Magellan Ferdinand (1480 - 1521)

Portuguese explorer and a subject of the Hispanic Monarchy from 1518. He is best known for having planned and led the 1519 Spanish expedition to the East Indies across the Pacific Ocean to open a maritime trade route, during which he discovered the interoceanic passage bearing thereafter his name and achieved the first European navigation from the Atlantic to Asia. During this voyage, Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan in 1521 in the present-day Philippines, after running into resistance by the indigenous population led by Lapulapu, who consequently became in the Philippines a national symbol of resistance to colonialism. After Magellan's death, Juan Sebastián Elcano took the lead of the expedition, and with its few other surviving members, in one of the two remaining ships, completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth when they returned to Spain in 1522.

Pigafetta Antonio (1480-1534)

Italian navigator and writer. He travelled with Ferdinand Magellan and he related his experiences in "Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo" (Report on the First Voyage Around the World). Ysole de li ladroni" (Island of the thieves) in Mariana Islands.

Carletti Francesco (1573-1636)

First private traveler to circumnavigate the globe (1594-1602).

Cook James (1728 - 1779)

Captain James Cook FRS was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy, famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 in the Pacific Ocean and to Australia in particular.

Sir Archibald Campbell (1739 - 1791)

Sir Archibald Campbell served as governor of Georgia, Jamaica, and Madras. He was a major Scottish landowner, Heritable Usher of the White Rod for Scotland and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1774 and 1791.

Taylor Fitch Waterman (1803-1865)

In 1841 he received the appointment of Chaplain in the U. S. Navy, which he held twenty-four years, being-at the time of his death the Senior Chaplain in the service. In the course of his sea service he made a voyage around the world on the USS Columbia, an account of which he published under the title of The Flag Ship. He also published other works, and at his death left behind him several volumes in manuscript.

Adams Nehemiah (1806-1878)

Was an American clergyman and writer.

Hines Gustavus (1809-1873)

Was an American missionary in Oregon Country. Working for the Methodist Mission in what became the state of Oregon, the New York native became involved in early attempts to form a government at the Champoeg Meetings in 1841. Later he served on the board of trustees for the Oregon Institute, which became Willamette University, and wrote several books on Oregon.

Nordhoff Charles (1830-1901)

Was an American journalist, descriptive and miscellaneous writer.

Davis Raymond Cazallis (1836-1919)

Was the chief librarian at the University of Michigan for 28 years. He was the first to offer a course at a college in bibliography.

Discovery and exploration

Africa. Discovery and exploration

America. Discovery and exploration

Australia. Discovery and exploration

Canada exploration

Polar exploration