1475 – He was born this year in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. He was an illegitimate son of Gonzalo Pizarro (senior) who as colonel of infantry served in the Italian campaigns under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and in Navarre, with some distinction. His mother was Francisca González Mateos, a woman of slender means from Trujillo. ..
1856 – Carl Peters, born on the 24th of September in Germany. He was a German traveller in Africa, one of the founders of German East Africa (East Africa, today’s Tanzania), was born at Neuhaus on the Elbe, the son of a Lutheran clergyman. 1879 – He studied at Göttingen, Tübingen and Berlin, and was ..
1908 – He and 23 men set off from New York City aboard the Roosevelt under the command of Captain Robert Bartlett on the 6th of July. 1856 – Born in the Pittsburgh area town of Cresson, Pennsylvania on the 6th of May. 1881 – He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy ..
1470 – Born in Castile, Valladolid, Spain. Spanish conquistador, colonial official, and explorer. 1520-1522 – He was sent to Mexico by Diego Velasquez to arrest Hernando Cortez, but defeated by Cortez near Veracruz and kept prisoner. 1526 – He was granted the land of Florida by the Emperor Charles V. 1528 – Died on his ..
1872 – Born on the 15th of January in Ringkjobing County on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. 1902-1904 – He formed the Danish Literary expedition. 1906-1908 – Mylius-Erichsen undertook and carried out the task of exploring and charting the entire coastline of unknown northeast Greenland. – Mylius-Erichsen’s own ..
1861 – Born on the 10th of October in Christiania, Norway. 1882 – He made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a Sealing Ship. 1888 – He succeeded in crossing the Greenland Icefield. 1893 – He sailed to the Arctic in the "Fram". 1896 – He was awarded the Grand Cross of The Royal ..
1480 – Born in Villa Real, Portugal. 1505 – Set sail on his first voyage at the age of 25. 1506 – Went to East Indies and participated in military and exploratory expeditions to Spice Islands (Malacca Island). 1510 – 1513 – He was promoted to the rank of captain. However, he ..
1813 – He was born on the 19th of March in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. 1840 – She worked in Bechuanaland (now Botswana), but was unable to make inroads into South Africa because of Boer opposition. 1845 – He married Mary Moffat, daughter of Robert Moffat. 1852–1856 – He explored the African interior, ..
1774 – Meriwether Lewis, born on the 18th of August in Albemarle County, Virginia, to William and Lucy (née Meriwether) Lewis, and was of Welsh ancestry. 1794 – When Pennsylvania insurgents brought on the Whiskey Rebellion, he answered President George Washington’s call for militia volunteers. 1795 – 1801 – He joined the regular ..
970 – Leif was born in Iceland, The son of Eric The Red. Hence Eric-son. 998 – He also went to Norway to serve the King of Norway, Olaf Tryggvason. 1000 – Leif Ericson converted to Christianity, like many Norse of that time. – He went to was covered with flat ..