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A few hundred years ago, the known physical world was a lot smaller. With the discovery of the 'new world' (and its gold deposits), many Europeans were emboldened to find out more about what was out there and wasted no time launching ships and staking claims. Here are many of the more successful.
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17701832 ca
an African-American slave best known for his participation with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Enslaved by William Clark's father and passed down through a will to William Clark, he performed hard manual labor without pay, but participated as a full member of th...
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John Young

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1742 ca1780s-1810s1835, Dec 17
a British subject who became an important military advisor to KamehamehaI during the formation of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He brought knowledge of the western world, including naval and land battle strategies, to Kamehameha, and a strong voice on affairs of state f...
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