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Who were some early explorers?

Last Updated: 18th May, 2020

10 Greatest Maritime Explorers in History
  1. George Vancouver (1757 – 1798) Image Source.
  2. James Cook (1728 – 1779) <
  3. John Smith (1580 – 1631) Image Source.
  4. Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 1596)
  5. Amerigo Vespucci (1454 – 1512) Image Source.
  6. Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – 1521) Image Source.
  7. John Cabot (c. 1450 – 1499)
  8. Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) Image Source.

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Likewise, people ask, who was an early explorer?

Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first circumnavigation of the globe (1519-1521).

who were the main explorers in the age of exploration? Among the most famous explorers of the period were Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral, John Cabot, Juan Ponce de León, and Ferdinand Magellan.

who were the early European explorers?

The four explorers, Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de Champlain, and John Cabot, represent the three major European nations that decidedly settled in what is now the United States.

Who was the most famous explorer?

The Most Famous Explorers and Navigators in History

  • Christopher Columbus. Source: Akon. A navigator, an explorer and a colonizer.
  • Ferdinand Magellan. Source: YouTube.
  • Vasco da Gama. Source: History.
  • James Cook. Source: National Geographic.
  • Samuel de Champlain. Source: World Digital Library.
  • George Vancouver. Source: YouTube.
  • John Smith. Source: World Atlas.
  • Francis Drake. Source: CNN.

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