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Explorers

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic.

William Beebe was an American who held many titles including naturalist, marine biologist, ornithologist, explorer, and author.

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat.

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist.

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus.

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar.

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist.

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north.

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions.

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451.