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Famous Explorers

The early explorers were brave men. There was no travel information and very few maps. Most of the time they did not even know their destination. Travel was an adventure...

 

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The content of this website provides details of all the most Famous Explorers & Pioneers through the ages. Starting with the voyages of discovery made by the Vikings, the amazing adventures of Marco Polo in China the East, through the Golden Age of Exploration, the discovery of the New World, American Explorers and Pioneers and ending with Space Exploration and the famous Space Explorers, the astronauts and cosmonauts including Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn. Biographies and Timelines of famous explorers and discoverers such as Christopher Columbus, Lewis and Clark and Ferdinand Magellan. A comprehensive school resource for K-12 lessons, children, kids and homework about great expeditions and voyages of discovery.

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Looking for and A-Z list of Famous Explorers? A list of famous French, English, Spanish explorers? A list of Conquistadors? A list of famous astronauts and cosmonauts? For a comprehensive list of great and famous explorers and details on the content of this website, via a sitemap, please click the above link to List of Famous Explorers.

Famous European Explorers
The Golden Age of Exploration is the name given to the period between the 1400's and the 1700's when new technologies and ideas were introduced during the Renaissance Period and the famous European explorers who travelled on their voyages of discovery to the New World. This section contains a biography, timeline, history, facts and information about the famous Dutch, Portuguese, Italian and Canadian Explorers such as Louis Joliet. Famous European Explorers include great men such as Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Bartholomeu Dias, Pedro Alvares Cabral, Gaspar and Miguel Corte Real.

Famous Spanish Explorers
This section contains a biography, timeline, history, facts and information about the famous Spanish Explorers including Hernando Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Hernando De Soto, Juan de Onate and Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.

Famous American Explorers & Pioneers
The Famous American Explorers & Pioneers includes biographies, facts, timelines, history and information about the early American and the North American explorers including the most famous great American Explorers & Pioneers including Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, Zebulon Pike, Jedediah Smith and Brigham Young. The Pioneers of the old West have not been forgotten and include famous pioneers of the USA such as the great Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and William F. Cody - "Buffalo Bill".

Famous Conquistadors
This section contains a biography, timeline, history, facts and information about the famous Spanish Conquistadors including Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Hernando De Soto, Hernando Cortes, Juan de Onate, Panfilo de Narvaez, Cabeza de Vaca, Juan de Onate, Tristan de Luna, Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon and Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Additional facts and information about the Columbian Exchange, Mercantilism and the Aztecs. 

Famous French Explorers
This section contains a biography, timeline, history, facts and information about the famous French explorers including the great Jacques Cartier, Jacques Marquette and Samuel de Champlain. A comprehensive school resource for K-12 lessons, children, kids and homework about great expeditions and voyages of discovery.

Famous English Explorers
This section contains a biography, timeline, history, facts and information about the famous English explorers especially of the Elizabethan era and the Tudor period including Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Richard Grenville, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Martin Frobisher, Sir Richard Hawkins, John Cabot, Sebastian Cabot and Henry Hudson.

Famous Artic & Antarctic Explorers
The Famous Explorers of North and South Pole which is called the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration (18951917) when Famous Explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton travelled to the Antarctic and the the race to the South Pole culminating in the explorations of Roald Amundsen who reached the pole in 1911. The Polar exploration of the Arctic Circle included the voyages of the Vikings, Erik the Red and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who reached the North Pole in 1926.

Space Exploration - Famous Astronauts and Cosmonauts
Space Exploration - Astronauts and Cosmonauts, the explorers of Space - the final frontier. The famous explorers of modern times and Space Exploration with a timeline, the benefits of space exploration the pros and cons and the importance of space exploration, the role of NASA and the Space explorers such as Alan Shepard, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and John Glenn.

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Famous Explorers
The Famous Explorers website provides interesting facts, history and information about the lives and voyages of discovery undertaken by Famous Explorers which scatter the history books. The Famous Explorers Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts about the fascinating subject of the lives of the adventures who travelled to unknown worlds. The content of these articles on Famous Explorers provides free educational details, facts and information for reference and research for schools, colleges and homework for history courses and history coursework. Read books from a history book club or watch the History Channel DVDs on the lives of Famous Explorers.

 

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