Famous Male Travellers

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like Nathaniel Pearce and Ferdinand von Richthofen.

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?"
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Frederick Selous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Frederick Selous

Frederick Courteney Selous, DSO (; 31 December 1851 – 4 January 1917), was a British explorer, officer, professional hunter, and conservationist, famous for his exploits in Southeast Africa. His real-life adventures inspired Sir Henry Rider Haggard to create the fictional Allan Quatermain character. Selous was also a friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Cecil Rhodes and Frederick Russell Burnham. He was pre-eminent within a select group of big game hunters that included Abel Chapman and Arthur Henry Neumann. He was the older brother of ornithologist and writer Edmund Selous. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 66 (1851-1917)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Friedrich Parrot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Travellers
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Johann Jacob Friedrich Wilhelm Parrot (25 October 1791 – 15 January [O.S. 3] 1841) was a Baltic German naturalist, explorer, and mountaineer, who lived and worked in Dorpat (today Tartu, Estonia) in what was then the Governorate of Livonia of the Russian Empire. A pioneer of Russian and Estonian scientific mountaineering, he is best known for leading the first expedition to the summit of Mount Ararat in recorded history. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 49 (1792-1841)

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

Haafner lived in India and Sri Lanka for more than thirteen years (1773-1786). He wrote five travel accounts in Dutch about his stay there. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 55 (1754-1809)

Birthplace: Halle, Germany

Nathaniel Pearce

Age: Dec. at 41 (1779-1820)

Birthplace: East Acton, London, United Kingdom