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an American explorer and adventurer. In June 1776, Ledyard joined Captain James Cook's third and final voyage as a British marine. Explored Australasia, Oceania, and Russia. Ledyard was sent to Canada to fight in the American Revolution. Instead he deserted, returned to Dartmouth, and began to write his Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage. It was published in 1783, five years after he had visited Hawaii, and was the first work to be protected by copyright in the United States.
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John Ledyard1751, Nov1770
 
17891789, Jan 10

Charles Green17351760
 
17711771, Jan 29
 a British astronomer and member of the expedition to observe the transit of Venus aboard James Co...
Robert Rogers1731, Nov 71746
 
17791795, May 18
 an American colonial frontiersman. Rogers served in the British army during both the French and I...
James Cook1728, Nov 71755
 
17791779, Feb 14
 a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed ma...
Silvestre Velez de Escalente1750 ca1767
 
17801780, Apr
 One of the leaders of the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, a journey under a commission from the S...
Maurycy Beniowski1746, Sep 201762
 
17861786, May 23
 a Hungarian nobleman of Polish and Hungarian ancestry. He was an explorer, writer, the self-decla...
Juan Bautista de Anza1736, Jul 6/71752
 
17881788, Dec 19
 a New-Spanish explorer of Basque descent, and Governor of New Mexico for the Spanish Empire. In 1...
Thomas Walker1715, Jan 251740
 
17891794, Nov 9
 a distinguished physician and explorer from Virginia; in the mid-18th century, he was part of an ...
James Bruce1730, Dec 141762
 
17901794, Apr 27
 a Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethi...
George Vancouver1757, Jun 221772
 
17951798, May 10
 an English officer of the Royal Navy, who explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacif...
Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra1744, May 221770
 
17991794, Mar 26
 a Spanish naval officer born in Lima, Peru. Assigned to the Pacific coast Spanish Naval Departmen...
Francisco Dominguez1740 ca1757
 
18001804 ca
 One of the leaders of the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, a journey under a commission from the S...
Nicolas Baudin1754, Feb 171769
 
18031803, Sep 16
 a French explorer, cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer. At the age of 15 he joined the merc...
Juan Carrascounknown1784
 
1803unknown
 a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator. He is remembered mainly for his work in the Pac...
Francisco de Eliza17591773
 
18091825, Feb 19
 a Spanish naval officer, navigator, and explorer. He is remembered mainly for his work in the Pac...
Louis Antoine de Bougainville1729, Nov 121753
 
18111811, Aug 31
 a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in...
Daniel Boone1734, Oct 221755
 
18161820, Sep 26
 an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one o...
Jose de Bustamante y Guerra1759, Apr 11770
 
18171825, Mar 10
  a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and politician. With Alessandro Malaspina, they proposed to t...
John Young1742 ca1780
 
18191835, Dec 17
 a British subject who became an important military advisor to Kamehameha I during the formation o...
Joseph Banks1743, Feb 131766
 
18201820, Jun 19
 a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Banks made his name on the 176...
Manuel Quimper17571770
 
18291844, Apr
 a Spanish Peruvian explorer, cartographer, naval officer, and colonial official. He participated ...
Jose Maria Narvaez17681780
 
18311840, Aug 4
 a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator notable for his work in the Gulf Islands and Low...
Cayetano Valdes y Flores17671782
 
18331835
 a commander of the Spanish Navy, explorer, and captain general who served in the French Revolutio...
David Thompson1770, Apr 301784
 
18431857, Feb 10
 a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as "Koo-Koo-...
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