Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
Here Are NASA's Plans to Send a Submarine to Titan
If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine ...
Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Exploration
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
Ahmad ibn Rustah
Ibn Rustah (in Persian: احمد ابن رسته اصفهانی - Aḥmad ebn Roste Eṣfahānī, also spelled Ibn Rusta, Ibn Ruste) was a 10th-century Persian explorer and geographer born in Rosta district, Isfahan, Persia....
Joydeep Sircar
Joydeep Sircar (born 1947) is a mountain-traveller and pioneer mountain-historian. In 1979 he published his Himalayan handbook, an index of all the-then named peaks of 6096 meters (20000 feet) an...
Hendrik Jacob Wikar
Henrik Jakob Wikar or Hendrik Jakob Wikar (b. 28 October 1752 Kokkola, Finland (at that time Sweden)) was a Finnish explorer who travelled in Southern Africa and wrote his journal describing the life ...
Ida Laura Pfeiffer
Ida Laura Pfeiffer (October 14, 1797 in Vienna - October 27, 1858 Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translat...
Ida Laura Pfeiffer - Wikipedia
Dmitry Anuchin
Dmitry Nikolayevich Anuchin portrait (1843–1923) was a Russian anthropologist, ethnographist, archaeologist, and geographer. He was a member of the Russian Geographical Society and convened th...
Dmitry Anuchin - Wikipedia
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Vilhjalmur Stefansson (Icelandic: Vilhjálmur Stefánsson) (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.
Stefansson, born William Stephenson, was born at G...
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Alberto María De Agostini
Father Alberto Maria De Agostini (2 November 1883 – 25 December 1960) born in Pollone, Piedmont was an Italian missionary of the Salesians of Don Bosco order as well as a passionate mountaineer,...
Cynthia Longfield
Cynthia Longfield (1896–1991) was an expert on the dragonfly and an explorer. She was called "Madame Dragonfly" for her extensive work. She had an analytical mind and was passionately fond of dr...
Cynthia Longfield - Wikipedia
Estevanico
Estevanico (c. 1500–1539) was a Moroccan-Berber who was the first known person born in Africa to land in the present-day continental United States. He is known by many different names, commonly known...
Yoshiharu Sekino
Yoshiharu Sekino (関野 吉晴, Sekino Yoshiharu, b. 20 January 1949) is a Japanese surgeon, explorer, travel writer, photographer and anthropologist.
Sekino was born in 1949 in Tokyo. While a st...
Thomas Bannister
Thomas Bannister (1799–1874) was a soldier and explorer in Western Australia. He was born in Steyning, Sussex in 1799, and arrived in Western Australia in 1829, age 30, with the rank of Captain aboard...
Johan Peter Falk
Johan Peter Falk (1733–1774) was a Swedish botanist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. His first name is sometimes spelled "Johann"; his middle name is sometimes spelled "Pehr"; and his last name is som...
Douglas Botting
Douglas Scott Botting (born 22 February 1934) is an English explorer, author, biographer and TV presenter and producer. He wrote biographies of naturalists Gavin Maxwell and Gerald Durrell (the forme...
Constant de Deken
Constant Pierre-Joseph De Deken is a Belgian colonial explorer, anthropologist and Roman Catholic missionary.The son of Ludovicus De Deken and Maria-Theresia Van Dyck, he studied theology at the major...
Alfons Gabriel
Alfons Gabriel (1894 – 1976) was an Austrian geographer and travel writer who made several trips to the deserts of Iran, during 1927-8, 1933, and 1937. Gabriel wrote five books about his trips ...
Ester Blenda Nordström
Ester Blenda Nordström (1891-1948) was a Swedish journalist, author and explorer. She often published here writings under the signature Bansai. In 1914 she published En piga bland pigor which was an e...
Ester Blenda Nordström - Wikipedia