This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018

«explorer»

Paul Pelliot

Paul Pelliot
(May 28, 1878 - October 26, 1945)
Paul Pelliot was a French sinologist and explorer of Central Asia. Initially intending to enter the foreign service, Pelliot took up the study of Chinese and became a pupil of Sylvain Lévi and Édouard Chavannes.
French explorer, explorer, sinologist

James Cook

James Cook
(October 27, 1728 - February 14, 1779)
Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer who ultimately rose to the rank of captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Cook, captain, British explorer, explorer, cartographer

Nikolai Przhevalsky

Nikolai Przhevalsky
(April 12, 1839 - November 1, 1888)
Nikolai Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky, was a Russian geographer of Polish background and explorer of Central and Eastern Asia. Although he never reached his final goal, Lhasa in Tibet, he travelled through regions unknown to the west, such as northern Tibet, modern Qinghai and Dzungaria. He significantly contributed to European knowledge on Central Asia and was the first known European to describe the only extant species of wild horse, which is named after him.
Przhevalsky, Russian explorer, explorer

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
(November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820)
Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the settled part of the Thirteen Colonies.
American pioneer, explorer

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama
(1460-24.12.1524 )
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (born 1460 or 1469) was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. For a short time in 1524 he was the Governor of Portuguese India, under the title of Viceroy.
Portuguese explorer, explorer

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
(September 20, 1778 - January 25, 1852)
Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen was an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, who ultimately rose to the rank of Admiral. He was a notable participant of the first Russian circumnavigation and subsequently a leader of another circumnavigation expedition, which discovered the continent of Antarctica.
Russian explorer, Antarctica, cartographer, explorer

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley
(January 28, 1841 - May 10, 1904)
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB, born John Rowlands, was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Welsh explorer, explorer, journalis, Africa

Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott
(June 6, 1868 - March 29, 1912)
Robert Falcon Scott was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
Royal Navy officer, explorer

Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes
(April 3, 1798 - February 8, 1877)
Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Although credited with several "firsts", his behavior led to two convictions at court-martial.
American explorer, naval officer, explorer

Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs

Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs
(April 14, 1831 - June 2, 1896)
Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs was a German geographer, explorer, author and adventurer.
German geographer, geographer, explorer, adventurer

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan
(1480-27.04.1521 )
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in Sabrosa, in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" (modern Maluku Islands in Indonesia).
Magellan, Portuguese explorer, explorer

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau
(June 11, 1910 - June 25, 1997)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. He was also known as "le Commandant Cousteau" or "Captain Cousteau".
Cousteau, French explorer, explorer, aqua-lung

Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen
(July 16, 1872 - June 18, 1928)
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to discover the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to (undisputedly) reach the North Pole in 1926. He is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06). He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. Amundsen, along with Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Norwegian explorer, explorer
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