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explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957) Admiral Byrd , Byrd , Richard E. Byrd , Richard Evelyn Byrd
Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928) Amundsen , Roald Amundsen
Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519) Balboa , Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500) Bartholomeu Dias , Bartholomeu Diaz , Dias , Diaz
United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946) Bartlett , Captain Bob , Robert Abram Bartlett , Robert Bartlett
Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741) Behring , Bering , Vitus Behring , Vitus Bering
American pioneer and guide and explorer (1734-1820) Boone , Daniel Boone
French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811) Bougainville , Louis Antoine de Bougainville
English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890) Burton , Richard Burton , Sir Richard Burton , Sir Richard Francis Burton
Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498) Cabot , Giovanni Cabato , John Cabot
English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631) Captain John Smith , John Smith , Smith
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557) Cartier , Jacques Cartier
French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635) Champlain , Samuel de Champlain
United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871) Charles Francis Hall , Hall
United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877) Charles Wilkes , Wilkes
United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838) Clark , William Clark
Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526) Cordoba , Cordova , Francisco Fernandez Cordoba , Francisco Fernandez de Cordova
French underwater explorer (born in 1910) Cousteau , Jacques Costeau , Jacques Yves Costeau
Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873) David Livingstone , Livingstone
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596) Drake , Francis Drake , Sir Francis Drake
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