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John Mercer Brooke MP (1826 - 1906)

John Mercer Brooke (December 18, 1826 – December 14, 1906) was an American sailor, engineer, scientist, and educator. He was instrumental in the creation of the Transatlantic Cable, and was a noted m...

2/15/2018 2/15/2018

Floyd Bennett MP (1890 - 1928)

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Aviator, Explorer. On May 9, 1926, he and Robert Byrd took off and made history by being the first men to fly over the North Pole. For this fea...

2/1/2018 2/1/2018

Nils Otto Gustaf Nordenskjöld MP (1869 - 1928)

"Nils", "Otto", "Gustaf"

10/17/2013 1/29/2018

5/8/2009 1/29/2018

Gustaf Erik Adolf , född 1868-06-29 i Stockholm. Mogenhetsexamen i nämnda stad 1887. Student i Uppsala s. å. Filosofie kandidat 1889-12-12. Företog jämte friherre A. Klinckowström och den sedermera omk...

5/8/2009 1/29/2018

Henri Duveyrier MP (1840 - 1892)

Henri Duveyrier was a French explorer of the Sahara. In the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 he was taken prisoner by the Germans. After his release he made several further journeys in the Sahara, adding ...

9/12/2017 1/26/2018

Maurice Count de Benyovszky MP (bef.1746 - 1786)

"Maurit August comes de Bunyovszy", "count Maurice Benyowsky"

"Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Piešťany > Vrbové > Baptisms (Krsty) 1741-17...

4/9/2012 1/26/2018

Peter Anjou MP (1797 - 1869)

Pyotr Fyodorovich Anjou (Russian: Пётр Фёдорович Анжу) (15 February 1796 – 12 October 1869), was an Arctic explorer and an admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy. ------------------------------------...

3/28/2013 1/5/2018

Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archa...

2/23/2014 12/15/2017

David Mayer de Rothschild is a British adventurer and environmentalist and head of Adventure Ecology, an expedition group raising awareness about climate change. He is a member of the Rothschild fami...

11/20/2010 12/3/2017

Capt. John Kendrick MP (1740 - 1794)


) John Kendrick (born John Kenrick, c. 1740–1794) was an American sea captain, both during the American Revolutionary War and the exploration and maritime fur trading of the Pacific Northwest alongsi...

10/7/2008 11/10/2017

Thomas McKay MP (c.1796 - bef.1850)

) Thomas McKay (1796–1849) was an Anglo-Métis Canadian Fur trader who worked mainly in the Pacific Northwest for the Pacific Fur Company (PFC), the North West Company (NWC), and the Hudson's Bay Comp...

8/6/2008 11/9/2017

Alexander MacKay MP (c.1770 - 1811)

) Alexander MacKay (c. 1770 – 15 June 1811) (also spelled McKay in some records) was a Canadian fur trader and explorer who worked for the North West Company and the Pacific Fur Company. He co-founde...

8/6/2008 11/9/2017

Gabriel Franchère MP (1786 - 1863)

Gabriel Franchère (1786–1863) was a French Canadian author and explorer of the Pacific Northwest. Franchère was a native of Montreal and joined the Pacific Fur Company as a merchant apprentice, a...

8/20/2008 11/9/2017

Alexander McKay MP (1770 - 1811)

MacKAY, ALEXANDER (he also signed McKay), fur trader and explorer; b. c. 1770, probably in the Mohawk valley of New York, son of Donald McKay and Elspeth (Elspy) Kennedy; m. à la façon du nord Margueri...

9/12/2011 11/9/2017

Wilson Price Hunt MP (1783 - 1842)


William or Wilson Price Hunt (March 20, 1783 – April 13, 1842) was an early pioneer of the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest of North America. An American and an employee of John Jacob Astor, Hun...

5/7/2012 11/9/2017

Ernst Haeckel MP (1834 - 1919)

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (* 16. Februar 1834 in Potsdam; † 9. August 1919 in Jena) war ein deutscher Zoologe, Philosoph und Freidenker, der die Ideen von Charles Darwin zu einer speziellen...

5/18/2016 11/5/2017

Sylvia Earle MP (1935 - d.)

Sylvia Alice Earle (born August 30, 1935) is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first fem...

9/17/2017 9/17/2017

Miguel López de Legazpi, ( Adelantado de las Philipinas ) MP (c.1510 - 1572)

"El Viejo", "El Adelantado"

Miguel López de Legazpi, (born c. 1510, Zumárraga, Spain—died Aug. 20, 1572, Manila, Phil.), Spanish explorer who established Spain’s dominion over the Philippines that lasted until the Spanish-America...

11/9/2009 9/16/2017

Carl August Ludwig (Leontij Adrianovich) von Hagemeister MP (1780 - 1833)

"Ludwig Karl August"

Ludwig August von Hagemeister (Russian: Лео́нтий Андриа́нович Гагеме́йстер; Leonty Andrianovich Gagemeyster; 1780– December 24, 1833) was a Russian seafarer of Baltic German origin and explorer of ...

12/5/2011 8/22/2017

William Hemsley Emory (September 7, 1811 – December 1, 1887) was an United States Army officer, surveyor, and explorer. Early life and career Emory was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, on h...

5/21/2011 7/23/2017

Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer MP (1852 - 1903)

Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer (1852–1903) was an English colonial official, and explorer in Baluchistan and the Sudan.

7/21/2017 7/21/2017

Major Eric Bergland (USA) MP (1844 - 1918)

Eric Bergland (April 21, 1844 – November 3, 1918) was a Swedish-born American military officer. The son of religious refugees that brought him from Sweden to the United States, he fought in the Ameri...

7/18/2017 7/18/2017

William Franklin Raynolds (March 17, 1820 – October 18, 1894) was an explorer, engineer and U.S. army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He is best known for leadi...

6/24/2017 6/24/2017

Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden MP (1829 - 1887)

Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (September 7, 1829 – December 22, 1887) was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was a...

6/24/2017 6/24/2017

Fitz Hugh Ludlow MP (1836 - 1870)

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as “Fitzhugh Ludlow,” (September 11, 1836 – September 12, 1870) was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hashees...

5/24/2014 6/24/2017

Baron Carl Claus von der Decken (1833-1865) German explorer. He visited the region of Lake Nyasa in 1860. A year later he explored East Africa and was the first European to try to climb Mount Kiliman...

2/20/2016 5/19/2017

Hjalmar Johansen MP (1867 - 1913)

"Fredrik Hjalmar Jensen"

Folketelling 1885 Skien kjøpstad : Fredrick Hjalmar Johansen , født 1868 Skien, Vagtmesterens Søn Folketelling 1875 Dronningens Gade 9, Skien prestegjeld : Fredrik Hjalmar Jensen , født 1867 Skien, s...

8/2/2009 5/19/2017

Henry "Harry" S. Yount MP (1839 - 1924)

Henry S. Yount was an American Civil War soldier, mountain man, professional hunter and trapper, prospector, wilderness guide and packer, seasonal employee of the United States Department of the Inte...

3/19/2011 5/3/2017

D. João de Sepúlveda e D. Afonso Henriques de Sepúlveda navegaram para Oriente em 1538. O primeiro teve direito a uma das capitanias da esquadra de D. Garcia de Noronha e era portador da mercê da capit...

4/26/2017 4/26/2017

Fortaleza na Ilha de Moçambique.

9/17/2012 4/26/2017

D. Manuel de Sousa de Sepúlveda, Capitão de Diu MP (c.1505 - 1552)

"D. Manuel de Sousa y Sepúlveda"

Comandado por D. Manuel de Sousa Sepúlveda parte de Cochim (Índia), rumo a Lisboa, o galeão São João, o qual vem a naufragar nas costas do Natal. De Sepúlveda, o comandante, apenas se conhece a tragédi...

5/5/2012 4/26/2017

Pvt. Lucas Sullivant MP (1765 - 1823)

Lucas Sullivant (September 22, 1765 – August 28, 1823), is noted for being the founder of Franklinton, Ohio, the first American settlement near the Scioto River in central Ohio. Lucas died on August 28...

4/19/2017 4/19/2017

Luís Vaz de Torres (Galician and Portuguese), or Luis Váez de Torres in the Spanish spelling (born c. 1565; fl. 1607), was a 16th- and 17th-century maritime explorer of a Spanish expedition noted for...

10/23/2014 4/9/2017

Elcano (Juan Sebastián de): N. Guetaria, 1476; hijo de Domingo Sebastián y de Catalina del Puerto; Maestre de la Nao La Concepción en el viaje de Hernando de Magallanes a las Islas Molucas, 1519; de la...

4/9/2017 4/9/2017

Auguste Piccard MP (1884 - 1962)

Auguste Antoine Piccard (28 January 1884 – 24 March 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. Biography Piccard and his twin brother Jean Felix were born in Basel, Switzerland. Showing ...

2/23/2014 4/9/2017

Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa MP (1532 - 1592)

Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532–1592) was a Spanish explorer, author, historian, mathematician, astronomer, and scientist. His birthplace is not certain and may have been Pontevedra, in Galicia, wher...

4/7/2017 4/8/2017

John Cabot MP (1450 - 1498)

John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto; c. 1450 – c. 1500) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henr...

4/7/2017 4/8/2017

Theodore A. Morde MP (1911 - 1954)

Theodore A. "Ted" Morde (May 18, 1911 – June 26, 1954) was a fraud, an adventurer, explorer, diplomat, spy, journalist, and television news producer best known for his fabricated claim of discovering...

3/15/2017 3/15/2017

John Lloyd Stephens MP (1805 - 1852)

John Lloyd Stephens (November 28, 1805 – October 13, 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle Amer...

3/15/2017 3/15/2017

William Jones, FRS MP (1675 - 1749)

""Longitude Jones""

William Jones , FRS (1675 – 3 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his proposal for the use of the symbol π (the Greek letter pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle...

3/14/2017 3/14/2017

Jean Godeffroy MP (aft.1525 - 1592)


HIERNARD, Jean. Les voyages de Jean Godeffroy, Orléanais (1568-1571) In : Terres marines [en ligne]. Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2006 (généré le 26 février 2017). Disponible sur Internet...

5/27/2015 2/25/2017

Captain John Hanning Speke MP (1827 - 1864)

SPEKE, JOHN HANNING (1827–1864), African explorer and discoverer of the source of the Nile, second son of William Speke (1798–1887) of Jordans, near Ilminster, Somerset, by Georgina Elizabeth, daughter...

2/10/2017 2/10/2017

David Edward Jackson MP (1788 - 1838)

David served in the war of 1812 and soon after, he left home and never returned. He was a mountain man and a trapper at Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is named for him.-------------------- David Edward ...

10/16/2007 12/31/2016

John Russell Bartlett (1843–1904) was an American naval officer and oceanographer. Commander John Russell Bartlett, Jr., United States Navy, (son of John Russell Bartlett Sr., and great grandson of J...

11/15/2013 12/20/2016

Giovanni da Verrazzano MP (1485 - 1528)

Giovanni da Verrazzano, 1485-1528, was an Italian explorer and navigator who sailed in service of France. In 1524 he crossed the Atlantic and explored Narragansett Bay. He gave the state of Rhode Islan...

11/28/2016 11/28/2016

Amerigo Vespucci MP (1454 - 1512)

Amerigo Vespucci (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil a...

11/28/2016 11/28/2016

Jessé de Forest MP (1576 - 1624)

******************* [The following was downloaded from Wikipedia in 2010] Jessé de Forest (1576 – October 22, 1624) was the leader of a group of Walloon Huguenots who fled Europe due to religious...

5/25/2007 11/18/2016

Joseph Morel MP (1802 - 1849)

"Morel", "Morelle", "Maurel"

(See French) Sources ID No: 1109734

8/23/2010 11/13/2016

Joshua Slocum MP (1844 - c.1908)

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his j...

6/11/2008 10/27/2016

François-René Therrien MP (1757 - 1837)

Notes Lieux info: L'Isle-aux-Coudres (naissance), Baie-Saint-Paul (mariage,décès) Il était navigateur de métier.

10/28/2008 9/29/2016

James Meehan MP (1774 - 1826)

MEEHAN James ( Friendship ) Born in 1774 in Shinrone, County Offaly, he was a surveyor and schoolmaster as well as a sergeant in the United Irishmen by 1798. His surveying skills were in immediat...

1/28/2013 9/11/2016

James Bruce MP (1730 - 1794)

James Bruce was born at the family seat of Kinnaird, Stirlingshire, and educated at Harrow School and Edinburgh University, and began to study for the bar, but his marriage to the daughter of a wine im...

9/7/2016 9/7/2016

Henry Honychurch Gorringe MP (1841 - 1885)

"Honeychurch Gorringe"

Henry Honychurch Gorringe (August 11, 1841 – July 7, 1885) was a United States naval officer who attained national acclaim for successfully completing the removal of Cleopatra's Needle from Alexandri...

1/25/2008 9/5/2016

DOCTOR WILLIAM BALFOUR BAIKIE, MD, RN, FRGS, FBS, FSA (Scot). Scottish explorer, naturalist and philologist Wikipedia: William Balfour Baikie Wikiwand: William Balfour Baikie

8/26/2016 8/26/2016

Henry William St Pierre Bunbury (1812-1875) was a British soldier who served for three years in the Australian colonies: New South Wales 1834-35, Tasmania 1835-36, and Western Australia 1836-37. He...

4/17/2008 6/25/2016

Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (6 March 1790 – 27 November 1855) was a French writer, artist and explorer, author of a Voyage Round the World. Biography Jacques was born in Estagel, Pyrénées-Orient...

6/20/2016 6/20/2016

Links: The Peerage Geneall Johann the Younger #2006 Wikipedia: English Deutsch Estonian

10/26/2008 6/2/2016

William Dunbar MP (1749 - 1810)

""Sir William""

William Dunbar served as Spain's representative in the 1798 survey of the border between the United States and Spanish Florida. Born in Scotland, Dunbar moved to Natchez in the 1780s and was among th...

7/23/2011 5/25/2016

Samuel Phillips Verner MP (1873 - 1943)

Samuel Phillips Verner, an Africa-obsessed explorer, anthropologist and missionary from South Carolina, was responsible for bringing Congolese man, Ota Benga (Find A Grave Memorial# 20167712) to the ...

5/15/2016 5/15/2016

Flóki of the Ravens MP (c.830 - d.)

"Hrafna-Flóki", "Flóki Vilgerðarson", "Floki", "Floki Vilgerdsson", "Ravna-Floke"

Flóki Vilgerðarson (b. 9th century) was the first Norseman to deliberately sail to Iceland. His story is documented in the Landnámabók manuscript; however, the precise year of his arrival is not clear....

9/24/2008 5/1/2016

Capt. William H Murdaugh MP (1827 - 1901)

He was appointed Midshipman by President Tyler in 18431 and served in the Mexican War on the USS Potomac. In 1840 he served as passed Midshipman and master in the famous Grinnell Arctic expedition in...

4/14/2016 4/14/2016

Albert P. Crary MP (1911 - 1987)

Albert Paddock Crary (1911–1987), was a pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist. He was the first person to have stepped foot on both the North and South Poles, having made it to the North Pole o...

4/14/2016 4/14/2016

Harry de Windt MP (1856 - 1933)

See Wikipedia... Captain Harry Willes Darell de Windt (9 April 1856, Paris - 30 November 1933, Bournemouth) was the aide-de-camp to his brother-in-law Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (Harry's sist...

3/12/2012 4/8/2016

Admiral Sir Thomas Button MP (c.1565 - 1634)

Sir Thomas Button, admiral and artic navigator was fourth son of Miles Button of Worlton by Margaret Lewis of Van. He married Mary daughter of Sir Walter Rice of Newton or Dynevor. ELIZABETH and ADMI...

9/1/2012 3/27/2016

William Charles Wentworth, I MP (c.1790 - 1872)

Veteran who served in the Napoleonic Wars, Statesman, poet, explorer, educational reformer, grazier (sheep), grazing industry leader, landowner, Member of Upper House of Australia, newspaper owner, pol...

8/21/2009 3/2/2016

Pierre Augustin Laclède MP (1729 - 1778)


Madame Marie Therese Bourgeois Choteau and Pierre de Laclede were founders of St. Louis. They were not married, and hence, her children bore the name of her legal husband, Chouteau. Reference: MyHe...

11/12/2010 2/24/2016

Robert Gray MP (1755 - 1806)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Gray (May 10, 1755 – circa July, 1806) was an American merchant sea captain who is known for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the nor...

10/27/2014 2/23/2016

Pierre-Charles le Sueur MP (1657 - 1704)

In 1600-1700 Le Sieur along with St. Denis, Father Pinet and other daring explorers explored the unknown country of the Illinios, the Arkansas, the Minnesota. Le Sieur furnished information to the cele...

10/10/2007 2/22/2016

Douglas Genever MP (1922 - 1942)

GENEVER, DOUGLAS ALAN Rank: Sergeant Trade: Nav. Service No: 1320927 Date of Death: 26/05/1943 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 207 Sqdn. Grave Reference: Plo...

2/16/2011 2/13/2016

Henry R. Schoolcraft, LLD MP (1793 - 1864)

Indian Agent. Explorer. Author. He was involved with the Native Americans of the Midwest for over thirty years. While working with the Chippewa, he was the first to discover and report the true sourc...

9/18/2007 2/9/2016

Samuel Gurney Cresswell MP (1827 - 1867)

Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell From Wikipedia Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell (25 September 1827 – 14 August 1867), was a Royal Navy officer. He was technically the first naval officer to cross th...

2/1/2016 2/1/2016

George Vancouver MP (1757 - 1798) Captain George Vancouver (22 June 1757 – 10 May 1798) was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and char...

9/2/2015 2/1/2016

John Hourie, elder MP (1779 - 1857)

JOHN HOURIE elder Red River Ancestry He was listed in the Hudson's Bay Company archives as coming from either Saint Ola or Scapa. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1800 when he was 23. He board...

2/8/2014 1/19/2016

Henri Mouhot MP (1826 - 1861)

Henri Mouhot (May 15, 1826 — November 10, 1861) French naturalist and explorer of the mid-19th century. He was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, France - near the Swiss border, but spent his childhood in Rus...

1/7/2016 1/8/2016

Frederick Courteney Selous MP (1851 - 1917)

Frederick Courteney Selous DSO (/səˈluː/; 31 December 1851 – 4 January 1917) was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist, famous for his exploits in Southeast Africa. His real-life adv...

7/13/2011 1/1/2016

Frederick Catherwood MP (1799 - 1854)

Frederick Catherwood (27 February 1799 – 27 September 1854) was an English artist and architect, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explo...

12/27/2015 12/27/2015

George William Featherstonhaugh FRS /ˈfænˌʃɔː/ (London, 9 April 1780 – Le Havre, 28 September 1866) was a British-American geologist and geographer. He was one of the proposers of the Albany and Sche...

10/29/2009 12/15/2015

George Wheeler MP (1842 - 1905)

) George Montague Wheeler (October 9, 1842 – May 3, 1905) was an American pioneering explorer and cartographer, leader of the Wheeler Survey, one of the major surveys of the western United States in ...

12/13/2015 12/13/2015

William Louis Abbott MP (1860 - 1936)

William Louis Abbott (23 February 1860 – 2 April 1936) was an American medical doctor, explorer, ornithologist and field naturalist. He complied prodigious collections of biological specimens and eth...

10/16/2015 10/16/2015

Peter Egerton-Warburton MP (1813 - 1889)

Peter Egerton-Warburton " In 1872 Warburton left South Australia as leader of an expedition that included his son Richard and J. Lewis. It was financed and provided with seventeen camels and six mont...

12/21/2014 9/29/2015

Jonathan Grant MP (1754 - 1833)

Biography: Jonathan Grant was born July 16, 1755, in Connecticut [SIC: Aug 1754 in Pennsylvania]. He died He died July 17,1833; his tombstone reads "at 78 years 11 months." From assorted literature...

6/20/2008 9/24/2015

Prince Madoc "mythical Welsh discoverer of America" MP (aft.1100 - bef.1200)

"Madoc", "Madog", "Prince Madoc", "Madog ab Owain Gwynedd", "Madog ab Owain"

For the best current source of information on Madoc: (Excerpt from Wiki): "Madoc or Madog ab Owain Gwynedd was, according to folklore, a Welsh prince who sailed to America in 1170, over three hundr...

7/4/2008 9/16/2015

Raymond Edward Priestley MP (1886 - 1974)

PRIESTLEY, Sir RAYMOND EDWARD (1886-1974), scientist and vice-chancellor, was born on 20 July 1886 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, second son of Joseph Edward Priestley, headmaster of Tewk...

9/8/2007 9/3/2015

Clements Robert Markham MP (1830 - d.)

Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (20 July 1830 – 30 January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, a...

7/27/2012 9/3/2015

Capt. Christopher Newport, Admiral of Virginia MP (1561 - 1617)

"Captain Christopher Newport"

Curator Note: Capt. Christopher Newport was married three times, to Katherine Proctor, Ellen Ade and Elizabeth Glanfield. He had four children -- Christopher, Jane, John and Elizabeth. Two additional...

1/30/2007 8/30/2015

John IV Haws MP (1690 - d.)

Recorded as written: A number of other clans/families are septs (sub branches) of the Campbells including Burns/Burnes, Caddell, Hastings, Hawes/Haws/Hawson,Lorne, Loudon, Mac Connechey, MacDermid/Ma...

10/27/2008 8/15/2015

Colonel Francis Yeardley MP (1623 - 1657)

Published on NCpedia ( ) Yeardley, Francis (1624-55) by William S. Powell, 1996 Francis Yeardley, explorer and Virginia official, was born in Virginia, the son of Governor Sir George and Temperance...

9/25/2008 8/5/2015

Col. James "Jim" Bowie (commander Alamo volunteers) MP (1796 - 1836)

"Alamo Jim Bowie"

James "Jim" Bowie (April 10, 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. ...

7/8/2008 7/30/2015

William Greeneberry "Green" Russell (1818–1877) was an American prospector and miner. Early life Green Russell was born in South Carolina but moved with his family to Georgia as a small child. His ...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Manuel Alvarez MP (1794 - 1856)

Manuel Alvarez (1794-1856) - A mountain man, trapper and trader who turned politician. Alvarez was born in Albegas, Spain, but by 1818, had crossed the ocean and was in Mexico. He then made his way to ...

7/29/2015 7/30/2015

Vasco Nunez de Balboa MP (c.1475 - 1519)

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475?-1519) - Spanish conquistador and explorer, Balboa who was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean in 1513 after crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Balb...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon MP (c.1475 - 1526)

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon (1475-1526) - A Spanish conquistador and explorer who tried to start a colony in North America in 1526. He was the first European colonizer of what is now South Carolina. His at...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

John Davis Albert MP (1810 - 1899)

"John David Albert"

John Davis (or David) Albert (1806-1899) - Born at Hagerstown, Maryland and raised in Pennsylvania, Albert made his way west when he grew up. In 1833, he traveled by keelboat from New Orleans to St. Lo...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza MP (1736 - 1788)

Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II (1736-1788) - A Mexican-born trailblazer and explorer, de Anza was the first person of European descent to establish an overland trail from Mexico to the northern Pacif...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Capt. John Davis MP (c.1550 - 1605)

John Davis or Davys (c. 1550 – 29 December 1605) was one of the chief English navigators and explorers under Elizabeth I. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage, served as pilot and c...

6/25/2007 7/15/2015

Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (18 January 1833 - 1 January 1897) was an officer in the United States Navy. He participated in one of the most successful actions of the African Slave Trade Patr...

7/14/2015 7/14/2015

Ella Maillart MP (1903 - 1997)


"I am glad that I left home when I was young and followed the wake of the subtle Ulysses, glad to have lived the sea and the desert instead of helping father to air the silky softness of the deep seals...

7/8/2015 7/8/2015

Adm. Sir John Hawkins MP (c.1532 - 1595)


Francis Drake, son of Edmund Drake and one of twelve brothers, was brought up at the expense of and support of his relative, Sir Admiral John Hawkins. Francis Drake made his early voyages with Sir John...

6/28/2007 6/13/2015

Frederick W. Lander (December 17, 1821 – March 2, 1862) was a transcontinental United States explorer, general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a prolific poet. Birth and early ...

6/8/2015 6/8/2015