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Post by LITO » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:06 pm

Lapérouse : Jean-François compte de La Pérouse was a French navy officer born in 1741 , he was chosen by king Louis XVI to explore the pacific ocean and sail around the world but he never came back as his ship is believed to have sunk near Vanikoro, New Guinea in 1788.

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Post by midoriiro » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Sir Robert McClure was an Irish explorer of the Arctic. In 1854, he was the first to transit the Northwest Passage (by boat and sledge), as well as the first to circumnavigate the Americas.

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Post by laurentina » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:46 pm

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finland/Sweden
first voyage to circumnavigate Eurasia 1878-1880
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Ohthere of Hålogaland, a ninth Century Norwegian (Viking) seafarer who explored Skandinavia
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Marco Polo, 1254-1324, Venetian
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Post by midoriiro » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:38 pm

Pedro Fernandes de Queirós - (1565–1614) was a Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain best known for his involvement with Spanish voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean.

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Post by laurentina » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:26 pm

Jakob Roggeveen 1659 - 1729. Dutch
first European who put foot on Easter Island (on Easter 1722)
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John McDouall Stuart

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Abel Tasman 1603-1659, Dutch
first known European explorer to reach the island of Tasmania
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Post by midoriiro » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 am

Andrés de Urdaneta (1498 – 1568) was a Spanish Basque circumnavigator, explorer and Augustinian friar. He discovered and plotted a path across the Pacific from the Philippines to Acapulco in the Viceroyalty of New Spain (present day Mexico) used by the Manila galleons, which came to be known as "Urdaneta's route."

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Post by LITO » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:08 pm

Paul-Emile Victor was a modern French polar explorer (1907-1995) he also was an ethnologist and scientist , he did participate in the first expedition traversing Greenland in 1934 , he then was at the head of French polar expeditions from 1947 till 1976 and during that time he headed 150 expeditions in Greenland , North & south poles.

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Post by midoriiro » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:35 am

Henry George "Gino" Watkins FRGS (29 January 1907 – c. 20 August 1932) was a British Arctic explorer.

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Post by laurentina » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:55 pm

Xuanzang, China 602-663,
travelled to India in the sixth century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism
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Post by philgelico » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Francis Younghusband (31 May 1863 – 31 July 1942), ( Far East, Central Asia, and 1904 British expedition to Tibet )
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Post by midoriiro » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:38 pm

João Gonçalves Zarco (c. 1390 – 21 November 1471) was a Portuguese explorer who established settlements and recognition of the Madeira Islands.
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