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Lewis And Clark Facts Featured

Lewis and Clark Expedition | 10 Facts And Accomplishments

  In 1803, the United States carried out the Louisiana Purchase in which it bought 2.14 million square kilometers of land. Led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark, the Lewis and Clark...
Henry Hudson Facts Featured

Henry Hudson | 10 Facts On The Famous English Explorer

  Henry Hudson was an English explorer who was one of the most influential and renowned figures of the Age of Discovery, a term used to refer to extensive European overseas exploration from the end...
Ferdinand Magellan Accomplishments Featured

10 Major Accomplishments of Ferdinand Magellan

  Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – 1521) was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for leading the first circumnavigation of the earth till it reached Philippines. Though Magellan died before the circumnavigation could be complete, he...
Ferdinand Magellan Facts Featured

Ferdinand Magellan | 10 Facts On The Portuguese Explorer

  Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese and Fernando de Magallanes in Spanish) was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for co-leading the first circumnavigation of the earth. Magellan spent his early career in...

10 Major Accomplishments of Sir Francis Drake

  Sir Francis Drake was an English explorer who is most famous for his circumnavigation of the earth which made him the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe in a single expedition. He paved the...
Sir Francis Drake Facts Featured

Sir Francis Drake | 10 Facts On The Famous English Explorer

  Beginning his sea career as a pirate and slave trader, Francis Drake rose to prominence with tussles against the Spanish in the Americas. He was authorized by Queen Elizabeth I to carry out expeditions...
Vasco Nunez De Balboa Facts Featured

Vasco Nunez De Balboa | 10 Facts On The Spanish Explorer

  Vasco Nunez De Balboa was a Spanish explorer and conquistador most famous for founding Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, the first permanent European settlement in mainland of the Americas; and for his discovery...
Hernando De Soto Facts Featured

Hernando de Soto | 10 Facts On The Spanish Explorer

  Hernando de Soto was a 16th century Spanish explorer and conquistador who is famous for being the first person to lead an expedition deep into the territory of United States and discovering several areas...
Amerigo Vespucci Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About Amerigo Vespucci

  Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer who made at least two voyages to the New World and was the first to recognize the Americas as distinct continents and not part of Asia. He is...
Vasco Da Gama Accomplishments Featured

10 Major Accomplishments of Explorer Vasco da Gama

  Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for being the first European to reach India by sea thus establishing a maritime route between Europe and Asia. His discovery had far reaching...