Great Explorers

What do you know about famous explorers and their discoveries?
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Last updated: January 17, 2023
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First submittedDecember 14, 2022
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First explorer to reach the geographic South Pole
Defeated the Aztec Empire and took Mexico in the name of Spain
Led the lost expedition to the Arctic departing in 1845
Norse explorer who founded the first settlement in Greenland
Explored much of the Pacific including New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii
Explored and claimed what is now Canada for France
First person to conquest the North Pole
One of two Americans who led first expedition to cross the western portion of the USA
Explored the Siberian far east and Alaska and claimed it for Russia
Known for his search for the source of the Nile
Founded the first European settlement in Puerto Rico
Berber explorer of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India for 30 years
Travelled the Silk Road, around Asia and visited China
Norse explorer who was the first European to land in North America
Led the infamous Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914
The explorer after whom America was named
French explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania
Crossed the Pacific Ocean in a hand built raft the Kon-Tiki
Reached Timbuktu in the early 19th century
Probably the most famous undersea explorer in recent history
First European to discover Victoria Falls
Conquered the Incas in 1532
Carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, between 1577 to 1580
First European to sail around the Cape of Good Hope
Discovered a sea route to India
First circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain was killed
Made two trips to search for "El Dorado"
First person to have circumnavigated the globe
Considered the first European to land in North America since the Vikings
One of first two people to ever reach Mount Everest
American journalist who travelled around the world in 72 days
First European to reach New Zealand
Discovered America in 1492
Abel Tasman
Amerigo Vespucci
Bartolomeu Dias
Christopher Columbus
David Livingstone
Edmund Hillary
Erik the Red
Ernest Shackleton
Ferdinand Magellan
Francis Drake
Francisco Pizarro
Gordon Laing
Henry Stanley
Hernan Cortes
Ibn Battuta
Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cousteau
James Cook
Jean François La Pérouse
John Cabot
John Franklin
Juan Ponce de León
Juan S. Elcano
Leif Ericson
Marco Polo
Nellie Bly
Roald Amundsen
Robert Peary
Sir Walter Raleigh
Thor Heyerdahl
Vasco da Gama
Vitus Bering
William Clark
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