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List of Famous Explorers

List of famous explorers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top explorers in the world? This includes the most prominent explorers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable explorers is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic explorers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned explorers.

Items here include everything from Meriwether Lewis to Christopher Columbus.

From reputable, prominent, and well known explorers to the lesser known explorers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the explorer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous explorers ever?" and "What are the names of famous explorers?" then you're in the right place. (173 items)
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    Died at 76 (1770-1846)

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    Died at 68 (1866-1934)

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    Alaku Nalaturuk

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    Died at 73 (1871-1944)

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    Aleksandr Kuznetsov

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    Died at 52 (1849-1901)

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    Alexander Mackay Died at 76 (1833-1909)

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    Died at 90 (1769-1859)

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    Alexandrine Tinné Died at 34 (1835-1869)

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    Alfred Grandidier Died at 85 (1836-1921)

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    Died at 90 (1823-1913)

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    Alonso de León Died at 52 (1639-1691)

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    Died at 68 (1490-1558)

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    Died at 56 (1746-1802)

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    Andrés de Urdaneta Died at 70 (1498-1568)

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    Antony Jinman age 33

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    Died at 79 (1885-1964)

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    Died at 91 (1917-2008)

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    Arthur Donaldson Smith Died at 73 (1866-1939)

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    Died at 81 (1857-1938)

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    Died at 62 (1932-1994)

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    Died at 79 (1898-1977)

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    Boyd Alexander Died at 37 (1873-1910)

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    Carsten Borchgrevink Died at 70 (1864-1934)

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    Died at 83 (1800-1883)

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    Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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    Died at 88 (1856-1944)

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    Died at 75 (1795-1870)

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    Christina Dodwell age 63

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    Died at 55 (1451-1506)

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    Died at 87 (1837-1924)

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    Daniel Houghton Died at 51 (1740-1791)

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    Died at 87 (1770-1857)

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    Died at 52 (1480-1532)

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    Died at 76 (1882-1958)

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    Died at 89 (1919-2008)

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    Eggert Ólafsson Died at 42 (1726-1768)

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    Eigil Knuth Died at 93 (1903-1996)

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    Died at 79 (1868-1947)

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    Ernest Giles Died at 62 (1835-1897)

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    Ernest Nathaniel Bennett Died at 82 (1865-1947)

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    Eugène André Died at 72 (1850-1922)

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    Died at 80 (1852-1932)

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    Died at 74 (1778-1852)

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    Félix Dubois Died at 83 (1862-1945)

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    Died at 41 (1480-1521)

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    Died at 74 (1796-1870)

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    Fernand Foureau

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    Died at 67 (1852-1919)

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