1570 – Henry Hudson, born on the 12th of September in London, England. He was an Englishman and accomplished navigator and sailor. It is unknown where and when he was born, but his four ocean voyages put his name on several places on the global map. 1607 – On the 1st of May, he set ..
1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, born on the 6th of October in Larvik, Norway. He is a Norwegian explorer and anthropologist. 1937 – 1938 – He carried out research in the Marquesas Islands. 1939 – 1940 – Studied the indigenous peoples of British Columbia. 1947 – To support his thesis that the first settlers of Polynesia ..
1780 – He was probably born in Pennsylvania. 1822 – Glass’s most famous adventure began, when he responded to advertisement in the Missouri Gazette and Public Adviser. 1823 – Near the forks of the Grand River in present-day Perkins County, in August, while scouting alone for game for the expedition’s larder, Glass surprised a she-grizzly ..
1537 – Sir Humphrey Gilbert, born in England. He was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. 1560 – 1561 – He went on to reside at the Inns of Chancery in London. 1563 – He was present ..
Portuguese explorer 1495 – Appointed as governor of the Order of St. James 1498 – Led 1st expedition successfully to sail from Europe around Cape of Good Hope to Asia, leaving from Lisbon 1497 – Arrived at Calcutta 1497 – 1499 – Discovered India 1502 – Founded Portuguese colony ..
1880 – Born on May 12th in Chicago, Illinois. American explorer, engineer, and scientist, 1902 – He helped survey the route for the Canadian transcontinental railway. 1903-1908 – Ellsworth was a surveyor and engineer in Canada for five years, worked for three years with the U.S. Biological Survey, and served in the U.S. Army in ..
1540 – Born on Devonshire, England. An English admiral who circumnavigated the globe, played an important role in defeating the Spanish Armada, and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Age. 1549 – His detestation of Catholicism had its origins not only in his father’s teaching but in his own early experiences, when ..
1496 – Hernando de Soto (sometimes Fernando or Ferdinando), the Spanish captain and explorer, often, though wrongly, called the discoverer of the Mississippi (first sighted by Alonzo de Pineda), was born at Jeréz de los Caballeros, in Estre-madura, of an impoverished family of good position, and was indebted to the favor of Pedrarias d’Avila for ..
1543 – He was born this year in at Sand ridge near Dartmouth. From a boy he was a sailor, and early went on voyages with Adrian Gilbert. 1583 – He appears to have broached his design of a Northwest Passage to Francis Walsingham and John Dee. 1585 – He started on his ..
1652 – Born in East Coker, Somerset, England. English buccaneer, navigator and hydrographer. 1673 – Served in the Dutch War under Sir Edward Sprague, and was present at two engagements but then fell sick and was put ashore. 1674 – Became an under-manager of a Jamaica estate, but continued only a short time ..