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Lewis R. Freeman

Lewis R. Freeman About Lifelong traveler who chronicled his many adventures in the books like Down the Yellowstone and Discovering South America. Other Informations He attended Stanford University and worked as one of the first football coaches of the University of Southern California. He also served as a war correspondent during WWI. He took part …

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Pyotr Kozlov

Pyotr Kozlov About Russian explorer of Mongolia, Tibet, and the Gobi Desert. In the early 1900s, he uncovered the lost Tangut city of Khara-Khoto. Other Informations His parents wanted him to enter the military, but he instead began traveling with explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky. His discovery of Khara-Khoto’s ruins yielded hundreds of books. He married Elizabeth …

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William Dampier

William Dampier About English explorer who traveled to Australia and circumnavigated the globe three times. His book A New Voyage Round the World was a major hit at the time it was released in 1697. Other Informations He wrote a book called A New Voyage Round the World that so impressed high-ranking British Navy officers …

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Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders About He became the first European explorer to sail around Australia and prove that it was a continent. Other Informations Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe convinced him to dedicate his life to sea exploration. His book, A Voyage to Terra Australis, became a popular read after his death. He married Ann Chappelle …

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Ludwig Leichhardt

Ludwig Leichhardt About An explorer of Australia who disappeared mysteriously while charting out its northwest regions. Other Informations He changed his area of focus from philosophy to natural science, and went to Sydney to explore Australia’s interior. According to some reports, he may have been killed in a tribal war and had his possessions traded …

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St. George Littledale

St. George Littledale About Renowned explorer of Central Asia who became known as a big game hunter. Other Informations After collecting his inheritance, he took his first big trip around the world. He put his hunting skills at the service of the Natural History Museum in London, collecting specimens for them. He was born to …

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Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl About Leader of the famous Norwegian Kon-Tiki and Ra scientific expeditions that set out to prove ancient civilizations could reach each other across the ocean. Other Informations He studied zoology and geography at the University of Oslo, but dropped out to travel. Both of his famous expeditions were made into popular films and …

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Thomas Pegleg Smith

Thomas Pegleg Smith About Known as Thomas L. “Pegleg” Smith, he guided many expeditions into present-day New Mexico. Other Informations When he was a teenager, he ran away and found work on a flatboat on the Mississippi River as a fur trapper. He worked as a fur trapper and a horse thief, and kidnapped Native …

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Joseph LeConte

Joseph LeConte About Naturalist and explorer who devoted himself to preserving the Sierra Nevada. Other Informations He was a noted expert in mechanical engineering, but his passion was mountaineering. He was one of the founding members of the Sierra Club. His uncle John Le Conte was was the president of the University of California, Berkeley …

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Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell About Surveyor of Southeast Australia who mapped out a large portion of the continent despite the use of rudimentary equipment. Other Informations After his father’s death, he joined the army and served in the Napoleonic Wars. A lot of his measurements were improvised: for example, distances were measured by using trees as trigonometric …

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Jacob Roggeveen

Jacob Roggeveen About Dutch admiral and explorer who discovered Easter Island and its famous stone heads. Other Informations He was commissioned by the Dutch West India Company to find Terra Australis, or Australia. Instead, he stumbled upon Easter Island. He only spent one day on Easter Island, but was fascinated to witness the natives worshipping …

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William Marsters

William Marsters About As an explorer, he settled one of the Cook Islands with his wife and his two Polynesian mistresses. Other Informations Born Richard Masters in Leicestershire, England, he traveled to the Cook Islands in 1856. The New Zealand Government gave the Marsters family full ownership of Palmerston Atoll in 1954. He settled in …