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Famous Explorers

Can you name these famous explorers?
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Last updated: May 12, 2022
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1271-1295
Venetian merchant and scholar who became a subject of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo
1325-1353
Moroccan scholar who travelled to Europe, China and West Africa
Ibn Battuta
1405-1433
Chinese mariner who sailed to Arabia and East Africa
Zheng He
1487-1488
Portuguese mariner who sailed passed the Cape of Good Hope
Bartolomeu Dias
1492-1504
Italian navigator who "discovered" and sailed four times to America
Christopher Columbus
1497-1504
Italian navigator who mapped America and named it a new continent
Amerigo Vespucci
1497-1524
Portuguese explorer who first travelled to India by sea
Vasco da Gama
1519-1521
Spanish explorer who conducted the first circumnavigation of the globe
Ferdinand Magellan
1534-1542
French explorer who travelled to America and gave Canada its name
Jacques Cartier
1577-1596
English explorer who beat Spain and colonized part of the Pacific coast
Francis Drake
1642-1644
Dutch seafarer who reached New Zealand, Fiji and Tasmania
Abel Tasman
1728-1741
Danish cartographer who explored the seas of northeast Russia
Vitus Bering
1768-1779
British navigator who first traveled to Australia and Hawaii
James Cook
1841-1873
British explorer who travelled to Africa and explored various rivers
David Livingstone
1903-1911
Norwegian explorer who was the first to reach the South Pole
Roald Amundsen
1901-1912
British explorer who led two expeditions to Antarctica
Robert Falcon Scott
1953-1958
New Zealand mountaineer who first summited Mount Everest
Edmund Hillary
1961-1964
Soviet astronaut who was the first man to go to outer space
Yuri Gagarin
1969-1971
American astronaut who was the first man to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
1950-1974
French conservationist who studied the sea and marine life
Jacques Cousteau
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