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  • Amédée François Frézier (1682 - 1773)
    Amédée-François Frézier (Chambéry, Auvernia-Ródano-Alpes, 4 de julio de 1682-Brest, Bretaña, 14 de octubre de 1773) fue un viajero científico francés. Viajó por América del Sur, sobre todo las costas d...
  • Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741 - 1788)
    Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (23 août 1741 - disparu en 1788), né au château du Gô, dans la paroisse de Saint-Julien à deux lieues d'Albi, est un officier de marine et un explorateur fr...
  • Rear Admiral John Elliot Pillsbury (1846 - 1919)
    He was appointed Midshipman in 1862 and commissioned an Ensign in 1868.Commanding the Coast Steamer Blake from 1884 to 1891.In the Spanish-American War he commanded the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius.In 1...
  • George French Angas (1822 - 1886)
    George French Angas (25 April 1822 – 4 October 1886), was an English explorer, naturalist and painter who emigrated to Australia. His paintings are held in a number of important Australian public art c...
  • Gilbert Farquhar Mathison (1803 - 1854)
    Secretary of the Royal Mint, awarded the compensation for 25 enslaved people in St Catherine Jamaica as owner-in-fee.Matriculated Oriel Oxford 9/12/1819 aged 16; of the Old Palace Richmond, secretary o...

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This project of famous adventurers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top adventurers in the world? This includes the most prominent adventurers, living and dead. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned adventurers.

Even though many of the following famous adventurers finished their journeys a long time ago, and most have long since moved on from this world, we can learn and be inspired by what they accomplished.

Some of the people impacted the travel world around 100 years ago, and even though a century is a long time ago, it’s still possible to try to relate to their situations. But it’s difficult to fathom what it was like for an explorer like Ferdinand Magellan, who explored the world nearv ly 500 years ago, back when much of the world as we know it today was still untouched.