Martin Frobisher

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Antonio Pigafetta

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Frederick de Houtman

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Alexander von Humboldt

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Isabelle Eberhardt

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Diogo Rodrigues

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Willem Barentsz

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone : biography 19 March 1813 - 1 May 1873 Archives The archives of David Livingstone are maintained by the Archives of the University...

Gertrude Bell

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James Cook

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