Famous Explorers

The Most Famous Explorers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Henry Hudson1565BritishHenry Hudson was an early 17th century English navigator and explorer
Kit CarsonDecember 24, 1809AmericanKit Carson was an American frontiersman and soldier who played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States
Bartolomeu Dias1450PortugueseBartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer who became the first European to reach Indian Ocean from the Atlantic
James CookNovember 7, 1728BritishJames Cook was a British explorer, captain and cartographer
Charles SturtApril 28, 1795BritishCharles Sturt was an English military officer and explorer who led three major expeditions towards the interior of eastern Australia
Jacques CousteauJune 11, 1910FrenchJacques Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, oceanographer, researcher, filmmaker, undersea explorer, author, and photographer
Lawrence HargraveJanuary 29, 1850AustralianLawrence Hargrave was an Australian engineer, aviation pioneer, inventor, explorer, and astronomer
Vasco Núñez de Balboa1475SpanishSpanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was one of the most important and influential explorers in the 16th century
Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, oceanographer, researcher, filmmaker, undersea explorer, author, and photographer

FrenchJune 11, 1910167 views

Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave was an Australian engineer, aviation pioneer, inventor, explorer, and astronomer

AustralianJanuary 29, 1850131 views

Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was one of the most important and influential explorers in the 16th century

Spanish1475124 views

Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer who became the first European to reach Indian Ocean from the Atlantic

Portuguese1450185 views

Kit Carson

Kit Carson was an American frontiersman and soldier who played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States

AmericanDecember 24, 1809205 views

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was an early 17th century English navigator and explorer

British1565339 views

Charles Sturt

Charles Sturt was an English military officer and explorer who led three major expeditions towards the interior of eastern Australia

BritishApril 28, 1795176 views

James Cook

James Cook was a British explorer, captain and cartographer

BritishNovember 7, 1728183 views