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

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While this isn't a list of all male travellers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male travellers?" and "Who are the best male travellers?"
Charley Boorman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Charley Boorman (born 23 August 1966) is an English TV presenter, travel writer and actor. He is known for his enthusiasm for motorbikes, as demonstrated in several documentaries of his travels, including two with his friend, actor Ewan McGregor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: London, England

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Mark Sykes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Colonel Sir Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet (16 March 1879 – 16 February 1919) was an English traveller, Conservative Party politician and diplomatic advisor, particularly with regard to the Middle East at the time of the First World War. He is associated with the Sykes–Picot Agreement, drawn up while the war was in progress, regarding the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire by Britain, France and Russia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 40 (1879-1919)

Birthplace: England

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Ferdinand von Richthofen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Baron Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen FRSFor HFRSE BGS (5 May 1833 – 6 October 1905), better known in English as Baron von Richthofen, was a German traveller, geographer, and scientist. He is noted for coining the terms "Seidenstraße" and "Seidenstraßen" = "Silk Road(s)" or "Silk Route(s)" in 1877. He also standardized the practices of chorography and chorology. He was an uncle of the World War I flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, best known as the "Red Baron". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1833-1905)

Birthplace: Pokój, Opole Voivodeship, Poland

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Ármin Vámbéry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Ármin Vámbéry, also known as Arminius Vámbéry (19 March 1832 – 15 September 1913), was a Hungarian Turkologist and traveller. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1832-1913)

Birthplace: Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

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