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a Swedish explorer, hunter and trader as well as an amateur naturalist and ornithologist. He is most famous for the many books he published about his travels, and for being one of the most notable explorers of southern Africa, mostly in present day Namibia.
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Charles John Andersson1827, Mar 41850
 
18671867, Jul 9

Charles Sturt1795, Apr 281828
 
18511869, Jun 16
 a British explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led severa...
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen1778, Sep 91796
 
18521852, Jan 13
 a Baltic-German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, ultimately rose ...
John Lloyd Stephens1805, Nov 281834
 
18521852, Oct 13
 an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. He initially entered law practice in New York. After ...
Joseph Rene Bellot1826, Mar 181845
 
18531853, Aug 18
  a French Arctic explorer. In 1851 he joined the Arctic expedition under the command of Captain W...
N.C. Middlebrooksunknown1850
 
1859unknown
 of the sealing ship Gambia, from Honolulu, he was the first European to sight the Midway Islands ...
Robert O'Hara Burke1821, May 61841
 
18611861, Jun 28 ca
 an Irish soldier and police officer, who achieved fame as an Australian explorer. He was the lead...
John McDouall Stuart1815, Sep 71838
 
18621866, Jun 5
 a Scottish explorer and one of the most accomplished of all Australia's inland explorers. Stuart ...
Ferdinand von Wrangel1796, Dec 291817
 
18641870, May 25
 a Baltic German explorer and seaman in Russian service, Honorable Member of the Saint Petersburg ...
John Rae1813, Sep 301833
 
18641893, Jul 22
 a Scottish doctor who explored parts of Northern Canada, found the final portion of the Northwest...
Heinrich Barth1821, Feb 161844
 
18641865, Nov 25
 a German explorer of Africa and scholar, thought to be one of the greatest European explorers of ...
John Hanning Speke1827, May 41844
 
18641864, Sep 15
 an officer in the British Indian Army who made three exploratory expeditions to Africa and who is...
Jim Bridger1804, Mar 171822
 
18681881, Jul 17
 was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Wes...
Jean-Frederic Waldeck1766, Mar 16?1790
 
18691875, Apr 30
 a French antiquarian, cartographer, artist and explorer. Waldeck is remembered primarily for the...
Charles Wilkes1798, Apr 31830
 
18691877, Feb 8
 an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 ...
Lafayette Bunnell1824, Mar 131849
 
18691903, Jul 21
 an American physician, author, and explorer. He is most well known for his involvement with the M...
Sir Edward Sabine1788, Oct 141818
 
18711883, Jun 26
 an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer, soldier and the 30th President of the...
Charles Darwin1809, Feb 121827
 
18721882, Apr 19
 an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution...
David Livingstone1813, Mar 191840
 
18731873, May 1
 a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an...
Ernest Mouchez1821, Aug 241843
 
18871892, Jun 29
 a French naval officer who became director of the Paris Observatory and launched the ill-fated Ca...
Henry Walter Bates1825, Feb 81843
 
18891892, Feb 16
 an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals. H...
Richard Burton1821, Mar 191842
 
18901890, Oct 20
 a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologi...
Samuel Baker1821, Jun 81846
 
18911893, Dec 30
 a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He a...
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