Famous Explorers - List of the famous men who explored the World
Famous Explorers There were many Famous Explorers during 1400 - 1600. What were the names of the most famous explorers? What were the major accomplishments and achievements of the famous explorers? This page provides a list of the names and lifespan dates of all the Famous Explorers and their accomplishments, achievements and voyages of discovery. All the famous explorers mentioned in the list has a link providing details of timelines, biography, life, facts, history, pictures and information about these brave, famous explorers.
Famous European Explorers The famous European explorers came from England, Portugal, Spain, Italy and France. The voyages of discovery undertaken by these famous European explorers were motivated by:
Wealth - gold, silver and spices
Increased Power in Europe
Increasing opportunities for trade
Spreading the Christian Religion
Building European Empires
Famous European explorers included Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Hernando Cortes, John Cabot and Samuel de Champlain!
Famous Canadian Explorers The discovery of the New World opened up new colonies and settlements in Canada. One of the most famous of the Canadian explorers was Louis Joliet who explored the Great Lakes area and discovered the Mississippi River.
Famous Spanish Explorers Famous Spanish Explorers and Conquistadors explored the Caribbean and South America. Just a few famous Spanish explorers conquered the millions who made up the nations of the Incas and the Aztecs. Famous Spanish explorers included Hernando Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Hernando De Soto, Vasco Nunez de Balboa and Juan Ponce de Leon
Famous English Explorers The famous English explorers were referred to as pirates and privateers by their enemies. The most famous English explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery during the Elizabethan reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The most famous English explorers included Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Martin Frobisher and Sir John Hawkins.
Famous Portuguese Explorers The famous Portuguese explorers led the way when it came to exploration. The most famous Portuguese explorers included Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Bartholomeu Dias and Gaspar and Miguel Corte Real.
Famous French Explorers The famous French explorers included Jacques Cartier, Jacques Marquette and Samuel de Champlain
The Who's Who List of Famous Explorers There were so many Famous Explorers during the Renaissance period it was referred to as the Age of Exploration. The 'Who's Who List of Famous Explorers' provides a list of the Names of Famous Explorers together with the Nationality of Famous Explorers, Lifespan dates and details of their famous Voyages of Exploration. The following facts and information chart the voyages, explorations, major accomplishments and achievements in this list of the most famous explorers:
Famous for exploring the Great Lakes area and discovering the Mississippi River
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Who's Who List of Famous Explorers
Famous Explorers An interesting list of facts and information providing the names, key dates, achievements and accomplishments of Famous Explorers. Additional details of timelines, biography, life, key dates, facts, history and information about all of these famous Explorers from the great Age of Exploration can be accessed via the above links and the Elizabethan Era Sitemap.
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List of names of the most Famous Explorers
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The Major voyages of discovery and exploration of the Famous Explorers