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Rated 4 points - posted 9 years ago by veggiebaby in category World.
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Christopher Columbus Report Abuse
Known widely as the explorer who discovered America, he is more truly credited with sharing such exciting tales and accurate mapping and product information that he spurred many others to sail to and finally make home in the Americas.
301 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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An explorer who;s fame is discovering America, a place he never set foot or saw.
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Alexander von Humboldt Report Abuse
explored South America, he wa an allround genius
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Vasco de Gama Report Abuse
256 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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Vasco da Gama was the first European explorer to lead a sailing expedition around the African continent to India, and back. He proved that it was possible to get past the violent storms at the Cape of Good Hope (named after the expedition). He also allowed commerce to be done between Europe and India in a much faster and efficient way.
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Ferdinand Magellan Report Abuse
Without Magellan, exploration might have ground to a halt, at least for some time. He was the first ever to brave and succeed a trip around the world. When he left, no one was sure the earth was even round, but when he came back, the possibilities were endless since sailors would no longer have to worry about falling off the edge of the earth!
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Heinrich Barth Report Abuse
he explored central Africa all alone
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David Livingstone Report Abuse
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Gustav Nachtigall Report Abuse
explorer of central Africa
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Carsten Niebuhr Report Abuse
explorer of the Middle East
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Merriweather Lewis and William Clark Report Abuse
The pioneers of the Mississippi River, the information and geography they discovered and recorded was critical to progress in America and began the westward frontierism that made us what we are today.
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Leif Eriksson Report Abuse
Eriksson was the first European to sail to and record experiences in North America - he paved the way for the rest who would come much later.
80 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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He is the first 'named' discover of America and should be ahead of Columbus.
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Neil Armstrong Report Abuse
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Piri Reis Report Abuse
The Piri Reis map is a pre-modern world map compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. The approximately one-third of the map that survives shows the western coasts of Europe and North Africa and the coast of Brazil with reasonable accuracy. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia and possibly Japan. The historical importance of the map lies in its demonstration of the extent of exploration of the New World by approximately 1510, perhaps before others. It used 10 Arabian sources, 4 Indian maps sourced from Portuguese and one map of Columbus.
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Marco Polo Report Abuse
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Sir Francis Drake Report Abuse
27 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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He succeeded to circumnavigate the world
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Sir Walter Raleigh Report Abuse
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Henry Hudson Report Abuse
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Hernando de Soto Report Abuse
17 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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He discovered and conquered far more of the Americas then any other explorer, going from central america to the Incas in Peru and then on into southeastern north america. was the first Spaniard to cross the Mississippi river
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Amerigo Vespucci Report Abuse
12 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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Amerigo Vespucci is very important and no body understands that. Sure , Magellan is VERY important but so is Vespucci.
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Roald Amundsen Report Abuse
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Ibn Battuta Report Abuse
Most traveled explorer EVER! He traveled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, over the course of 30 years. He is the islamic version of Marco Polo... or should i say Marco Polo is the christian versian of Ibn Battuta.
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Charles Lindbergh Report Abuse
9 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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cool person go charles
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Hernando Cortez Report Abuse
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Vasco de Balboa Report Abuse
Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean - a crucial point in exploration to move forward.
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Richard Byrd Report Abuse
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Samuel de Champlain Report Abuse
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Marquette and Joliet Report Abuse
-1 point - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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All they did was explore the Mississippi River
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Juan Ponce de Leon Report Abuse
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Jacques Cousteau Report Abuse
-5 points - added 9 years ago by veggiebaby - 1 comment
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not so much an explorer but a TV showman
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