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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet MP (1792 - 1871)

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian sys...

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Marco Emilio Polo MP (1254 - 1324)

Marco Polo c. 1254 – January 8, 1324) was a merchant from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central As...

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James Sinclair (c.1811 - 1856)

Here is an excellent biographical account of James Sinclair's life written by Irene Spry - -------------------- ) James Sinclair (1811–1856) was a trader and explorer with the Hudson's Bay C...

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Donald Mackenzie (1783 - 1851)

) Donald Mackenzie (June 15, 1783 - Jan. 20, 1851) was a Scottish-Canadian explorer, fur trader and Governor of the Red River Settlement from 1821 to 1834. Early life Born in Scotland, Mackenzie ...

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Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764 - 1820)

) Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich, 1764 – March 12, 1820) was a Scottish explorer. Mackenzie was born in Stornoway on the isle of Lewis in the Oute...

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Peter Skene Ogden (1790 - 1854)

Peter Skene Ogden (alternately Skeene, Skein or Skeen), (baptised 12 February 1790 – September 27, 1854) was a fur trader and a Canadian explorer of what is now British Columbia and the Americ...

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John Wesley Hillman MP (1832 - 1915)

John Wesley Hillman (March 29, 1832 – March 19, 1915) was an American prospector during the California Gold Rush and explorer who was among the first European Americans to see Crater Lake in the...

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Robert Stuart (1785 - 1843)

Robert Stuart was the discoverer of the South Pass, Wyoming. Book: Across the Great Divide : Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail Laton Mccartney (Author) Stuart, Robert, 1785 ...

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Maj. General David S. Stanley (USA) MP (1828 - 1902)

David Sloane Stanley (June 1, 1828 – March 13, 1902) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for hi...

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Capt. John Smith, of Jamestown MP (1579 - 1631)

Regarding John Smith and Pocahontas' marriage: This is only a rumor, but someone has done "genealogy" for this "couple." There is truth to John Smith's existence and that he did encounter Pocahontas....

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George Miller Dyott (1883 - 1972)

George Miller Dyott (6 February 1883 – 2 August 1972) was a pioneer aviator, and explorer of the Amazon. Biography Dyott was born in New York to a British father and American mother. He te...

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Colonel Percy Fawcett (1867 - c.1925)

Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – in or after 1925) was a British artillery officer, archaeologist and South American explorer. Along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappear...

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Major Frederick Russell "Fred" Burnham ("The King of Scouts") (1861 - 1947)

Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO (May 11, 1861 – September 1, 1947) was an American scout and world traveling adventurer known for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teac...

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James Booth Lockwood (1852 - 1884)

James Booth Lockwood (October 9, 1852−April 9, 1884), was an American arctic explorer. He died on the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. Lockwood was born in Annapolis, Maryland to Gene...

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Brevet Brig. General Henry D. Washburn (USA) (1832 - 1871)

Henry Dana Washburn (March 28, 1832 – January 26, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Born in Windsor, Ver...

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Capt. Gustavus C. Doane (USA) (1840 - 1892)

Gustavus Cheyney Doane (May 29, 1840 – May 5, 1892) was a U.S. Army Cavalry Captain, explorer, inventor and Civil War soldier who played a prominent role in the exploration of Yellowstone as a...

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Brig General John W. Barlow (USA) (1838 - 1914)

John Whitney Barlow (June 26, 1838 – February 27, 1914) was a career officer in the United States Army. During and after the American Civil War, he was noted for his engineering talents. B...

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Richard Archbold (1907 - 1976)

Richard Archbold (April 9, 1907 – August 1, 1976) was an American zoologist, explorer, and philanthropist. He was independently wealthy, being the grandson of the capitalist John Dustin Archbo...

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Leif Ericksson (c.970 - 1020)

Leif was the son of Erik the Red and his wife Thjodhild, and the grandson of Thorvaldr Ásvaldsson. His year of birth is most often given as c. 970 or c. 980.[9] Though Leif's birthplace is not...

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Charles Napier Sturt, Captain (1795 - 1869)

Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869) was an English explorer of Australia, and part of the European Exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interio...

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Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorer (c.1820 - 1857)

Elisha Kent Kane (28 February 1820 – 16 February 1857) was a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to r...

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Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c.1539 - 1583)

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) [1] was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

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Dr. Thomas Walker MP (1715 - 1794)

Dr. Thomas Walker (1714 - 1794) Thomas Walker was born in King and Queen County, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker, Sr. and Susanna Peachy Walker. He studied medicine at William and Mary and was one of ...

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William Marshall Anderson (1807 - 1881)

William Marshall Anderson (1807–1881) was an American scholar, explorer and politician, noted for his detailed travel journals in the Rocky Mountains and Imperial Mexico. He was born into a ...

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Jacques Cartier MP (1491 - 1557)

Sources Location info: Bretagne, France (birth,death) Wikipédia (français) Wikipédia (English) Quebec History, Marianopolis College

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John Ledyard, "The Traveller" (1751 - 1789)

): John Ledyard......was an American explorer and adventurer. Ledyard was born in Groton, Connecticut, the oldest son of John and Abigail (Hempstead) Ledyard and the nephew of Continental Army Colo...

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Matthew F. Maury "Pathfinder of the Seas", Commodore (USN) MP (1806 - 1873)

Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 – February 1, 1873), United States Navy was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educa...

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Lieutenant William Herndon (1813 - 1857)

Commander William Lewis Herndon (25 October 1813 – 12 September 1857) was one of the United States Navy's outstanding explorers and seamen. He chose to go down with his ship while other lives ...

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Henrique de Portugal, duque de Viseu MP (1394 - 1460)

(click on link for complete English version or see below) Henry the Navigator (Portuguese pronunciation: [ẽˈʁik(ɨ)]; Portuguese: Henrique o Navegador Porto, 4 March 1394 &...

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Pedro de Alvarado Contreras, Conquistador de México y Guatemala MP (1485 - 1541)

Pedro de Alvarado De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras ¿¿?? de 1485 – 4 de julio de 1541 Apodo 'Tonatiuh' por los Aztecas Lugar de nacimient...

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Fletcher Christian (mutineer; HMS Bounty) MP (1764 - 1793)

Fletcher Christian..... Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 – 20 September 1793) was a master's mate on board the Bounty during William Bligh's fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plan...

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Hiram Bingham III, Governor of Connecticut, U.S. Senator MP (1875 - 1956)

Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, (November 19, 1875– June 6, 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He made public the existence of t...

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Dr. David Livingstone MP (1813 - 1873)

David Livingstone was born on the 19 March 1813, 8 miles south of Glasgow, one of seven children. As a young child he worked tirelessly on the cotton mills from 6am to 8pm and then studied hard at the ...

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Leif "The Lucky" "Heppni" Eriksson MP (968 - 1020)

Leif Ericson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson)[1] (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse[2] explorer who is regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 ...

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Rear Admiral Robert Peary (USN) (1856 - 1920)

Robert Edwin Peary was the famous Arctic Explorer and disputed discoverer of the North Pole. See: Wally Herbert, "Commander Robert E. Peary: Did He Reach the Pole?" (Sept, 1988) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC M...

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Sir Walter Raleigh MP (1552 - 1618)

'Sir Walter Raleigh1 'M, #146602, b. 1552, d. 1618 Last Edited=9 Feb 2010 'Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1552.1 He married Elizabeth Throckmorton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton and Anne ...

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Sir Ernest Shackleton MP (1874 - 1922)

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Irish-born British explorer who was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antar...

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Capt. William Clark MP (1770 - 1838)

from Oregon Pioneers - Lewis and Clark Expedition At this camp [Baker's Bay on the north shore, just inside Cape Disappointment, Washington] Lewis and Clark and several of the men carved their name...

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Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader) MP (1774 - 1809)

American explorer, best know as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. After crossing the Rocky Mountains, the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in the area of present-day Oregon (which lay b...

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Brig. General Zebulon Pike, Jr., USA MP (1779 - 1813)

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern po...

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John C. Fremont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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Hernando de Soto y Arias de Tinoco MP (c.1496 - 1542)

Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the fi...

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Conquistador, Gobernador, y Capitán Generál Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Lujan MP (1510 - 1554)

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510 - 22 September 1554) was a Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States betwee...

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Juan Vázquez de Coronado y Anaya, conquistador español MP (1523 - 1565)

(except where noted): born in Salamanca in Spain in 1523. Came to America when he was only 17 (1540?) and arrived first in Mexico. ( ) He participated in settling Guatemala, and was mayor of the ...

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Francisco Pizarro González, 1er. Marqués de los Atavillos, Conquistador MP (c.1478 - 1541)

Explorador y conquistador español del Perú , gobernador de Nueva Castilla (actual territorio peruano) con sede de gobierno en Los Reyes (Lima). Es recordado por haber logrado imponerse so...

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Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, Jr., Polar Explorer (1888 - 1957)

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was a naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer...

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Martin Frobisher MP (1535 - 1594)

Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535 or 1539 – 15 November 1594[1]) was an English seaman and notable sailor in the British Royal Navy. He made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest ...

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Abel Janszoon Tasman MP (1603 - 1659)

Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːbəl ˈjɑnsoʊn ˈtɑsmɐn]; 1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and m...

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Captain James Cook MP (1728 - 1779)

Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. ...

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Erik the Red (Eirik Raude) Den røde Thorvaldsson MP (c.950 - c.1003)

(77) (2) See: -------------------- Erik Torvaldsson af Øksne-Torers slægten (kaldet Erik den Røde) (ca. 950 - ca. 1007), født og opvokset i Jæren i Norge. P�...

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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen MP (1879 - 1933)

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Alexander Wilhelm Andreas Bar. von Kaulbars MP (1844 - 1925)

Parun Alexander Wilhelm Andreas von Kaulbars (vene Александр Васильеви...

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Karl Ernst von Baer, Edler von Huthorn MP (1792 - 1876)

Karl Ernst von Baer Archival photo (Russian: Карл Эрнст фон Бэр) also known in Russia as Karl Ma...

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Gregor von Helmersen MP (1803 - 1885)

Korporatsiooni "Livonia" vilistlane Gregor von Helmersen (29.09.1803(Kammeri)-03.02.1885(Peterburi), mineraloog, akadeemik).

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Georg August Israelsson Wallin MP (1811 - 1852)

Ylioppilasmatrikkeli 1640–1852 Henkilötiedot: 22.6.1829 Georg August Wallin 14604. * Sundissa 24.10.1811. Vht: yleisen revisio-oikeuden ylikomissaari, kamarineuvos Israel Wallin...

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Herman Didrich Spöring MP (c.1733 - 1771)

Herman Diedrich Spöring Jr. (or Spoering) (1733–1771) was a Finnish explorer, draughtsman, botanist and a naturalist. .

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Gustaf John Ramstedt MP (1873 - 1950)

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Rafael Karsten (1879 - 1956)

Sigfrid Rafael Karsten, född 16 augusti 1879 i Kvevlax, död 21 februari 1956 i Helsingfors, var en finlandssvensk religionsvetare, filosof, sociolog och antropolog. Han blev docent i ...

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Pehr Gabrielsson Kalm MP (1716 - 1779)

Inskrevs vid Åbo Akademi 1735. Studerade bl.a ekonomi, teologi, filosofi, naturalhistoria, mineralogi, matematik och astronomi. Studerade vid Uppsala universitet under Carl von Linne. Rest...

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Johan Hampus Furuhjelm MP (1821 - 1909)

Johan Hampus Furuhjelm, (Russian: Фуругельм, Иван Василье...

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Adolf Etholén MP (1799 - 1876)

Adolf Karlovich Etolin, lso Arvid Adolf Etholén, (January 9, 1799 - March 29, 1876) was a naval officer, explorer and administrator who was employed by the Russian-American Company. He was a...

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Mathias Alexander Castrén MP (1813 - 1852)

Matthias Alexander Castrén (2. joulukuuta 1813 Tervola – 7. toukokuuta 1852 Helsinki) oli Helsingin yliopiston ensimmäinen suomen kielen professori ja uralilaisten kielten tu...

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Christer Boucht MP (1911 - 2009)

hrister Boucht, born 4 March 1911 in Vaasa, Finland, and died 21 May 2009, in the same city. He was a Finnish-Swedish lawyer, adventure traveler and writer. Christer Boucht served as a young reserve of...

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Väinö Auer MP (1895 - 1981)

Väinö Auer (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋæinø ˈɑu.er]) (January 7, 1895 in Helsinki, Russian Empire – March 20, 1981 in Helsinki, Finland), t...

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Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld MP (1832 - 1901)

Adolf Erik is Sweden's most known polar explorer. He was a Finland-Swedish baron, explorer, geologist, mineralogist and polar explorers. He also became in 1893 a member of the Swedish Academy on chair ...

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Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen, Nobel Peace Prize, 1922 MP (1861 - 1930)

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of N...

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Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake MP (c.1540 - 1596)

Alternate date: He his said to have died in January 1596, but his will is dated April 10, 1661. -=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea capt...

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Михаил Петрович Лазарев MP (1788 - 1851)

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Christopher Columbus MP (c.1451 - 1506)

Adicionado por Eduardo Cardoso Mascarenhas de Lemos,a 9 de Janeiro de 2014, baseada nas fontes disponíveis na discussão. Segundo a tese defendida pelo historiador português Masca...

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Ferdinand Friedrich Georg Ludwig (Ferdinand) von Wrangell MP (1797 - 1870)

(russisch Фердинанд Петрович Вранг&#x...

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Otto von Kotzebue MP (1787 - 1846)

1818 marriage Saaga EAA.1215.2.10:26 1846 death Saaga EAA.1215.1.102:16

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Paul Theodor von Krusenstern MP (1809 - 1881)

1809 sünd Saaga TLA.31.1.15:235 Paul Theodor von Krusenstern (vene: Павел Иванович К&#...

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Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz MP (1793 - 1831)

Amburger: Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz Ein deutscher Naturforscher und Forschungsreisender. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Eschsch.“. In der Zoologie wi...

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Eduard* Gustav Baron von Toll MP (1858 - 1902)

Korporatsioon "Estonia" liige parun Eduard Gustav von Toll (1858-1902) oli baltisaksa päritolu geoloog ja polaaruurija.*

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Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen MP (1778 - 1852)

(russ.: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллингс&...

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Adam Johann (Ivan Fedorovich) von Krusenstern MP (1770 - 1846)

Esimene Vene (Eestist pärinev) ümbermaailmapurjetaja. Adam Johann von Krusenstern (venepäraselt Ivan Fjodorovitš Kruzenštern; Иван (A...

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