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List of notable or famous explorers from England, with bios and photos, including the top explorers born in England and even some popular explorers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English explorers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These explorers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known explorer from England is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Henry Hudson and John Smith of Jamestown.

This historic explorers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English explorers of note?" and "Who are the most famous explorers from England?" These prominent explorers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English explorers.

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Bill Tilman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Explorers from England
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Major Harold William "Bill" Tilman, CBE, DSO, MC and Bar, was an English mountaineer and explorer, renowned for his Himalayan climbs and sailing voyages. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1898-1977)

Birthplace: Wallasey, United Kingdom

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Henry Hudson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Explorers from England
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Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to Cathay via a route above the Arctic Circle. Hudson explored the region around modern New York metropolitan area while ...more

Birthplace: England

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James Owen Merion Roberts MVO MBE MC was one of the greatest Himalayan mountaineer-explorers of the twentieth century; a highly decorated British Army officer who achieved his greatest renown as "the father of trekking" in Nepal. His exploratory activities are comparable to those of Eric Shipton and ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1916-1997)

Birthplace: England

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John Bicknell Auden was an English geologist and explorer, and an official with the World Health Organization. He worked for many years with the Geological Survey of India. Auden's Col is named after him. Auden was born in York, the second son of George Augustus Auden and older brother of W. H. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)

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