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List of famous male navigators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male navigators list contains the most prominent and top males known for being navigators. There are thousand of males working as navigators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic navigators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a navigator then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Fred Noonan and John Nichol.

While this isn't a list of all male navigators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male navigators?" and "Who are the best male navigators?"
Christopher Columbus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Navigators
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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of ...more

Age: Died at 55 (1451-1506)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

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#94 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#36 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Ferdinand Magellan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Navigators
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Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Born into a wealthy Portuguese family in around 1480, Magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and was eventually ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1480-1521)

Birthplace: Sabrosa Municipality, Portugal

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#97 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Vasco da Gama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Navigators
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Dom Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route, as well as the Atlantic and the Indian oceans entirely and definitively, and in this way, the West and the Orient. This ...more

Birthplace: Sines, Portugal

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Jacques Cartier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Navigators
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Jacques Cartier was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1491-1557)

Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France

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