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Explorer
Area Explored
Asia
 
Zheng He (China) Far East
Africa
 
Ibn Battuta, Morocco Middle and Far East
England
 
Charles Sturt Australia
David Livingston Africa
Edmund Hillary&Tenzing Norgay(sherpa) Mt Everest
Ernest Giles Australia
Francis Drake Northwest Passage
George Bass Australia
George Everest (Wales) India
Henry Hudson North America
Hugh Willoughby Northeast Passage
Isabella Bird Australia, Far East
James Cook Pacific, Australia. Antartica
James Weddell Antartic
Joseph Banks World circumnavigation
Mary Kingsley Africa
Matthew Flinders Australia
Morton Frobisher Northwest Passage
Peter Warburton Australia
Ranulph Fiennes South Pole
Richard Lander Africa
Richard Burton Africa
Walter Raleigh East coast of No. America
William Wills Australia
France
 
Jacques Cartier Canada, Northern U.S.
Jacques Cousteau Undersea w/ship Calypso
Jacques Marquette North America
Jean La Perouse Far East
Louis Jolliet North America
Renee La Salle Canada, North America
Samuel de Champlain Canada
Renee Caillie Africa
Germany
 
Alexander von Humboldt South America
Friedrich Leichhardt Australia
Ireland
 
Robert O'Hara Burke Australia
Italy
 
Amerigo Vespucci North America
John Cabot (nee Giovanni Caboto) North America
Marco Polo Central Asia and China
Sebastian Cabot So. America (Brazil)
Netherlands
 
Avel Tasman (Dutch) Australia
William Barents (Dutch) Northeast Passage
Porutigal
 
Ferdinad Magellan World circumnavigation
Henry the Navigator West coast of Africa
Pedro Alvares Cabral So America
Vasco Da Gama India
Scandinavia
 
Fridtjof Nansen (Norway) Greenland
Otto Nordenskjold (Sweden) Antartica
Thor Heyerdahl Pacific
Vitus Bering (Danmark) Northwest Passage
Russia
 
Fabian Bellingshausen Aantartica
Scotland
 
Alexander Mackenzie North America
Hugh Clapperton Africa
James Ross Artic, North Pole
John Ross Artic, No. Canada
Mungo Park Africa
Spain
 
Christopher Columbus North America
Franciso Coronado Southern U.S.
Francisco Pizarro Peru
Hernan Cortes Central America
Hernando De Soto Southern U.S.
Juan Ponce de Leon Florida & Caribbean
United States
 
Ann Bancroft North Pole
John Fremont North America
Merriwether Lewis North America
Robert Peary North Pole
William Clark North America
Zebulon Pike North America
 

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