Hermenegildo Capelo

Hermenegildo Capelo : biography 1841 - 1917 Expedition Between 1884 and 1885, Capelo and Ivens explored between the coastline of Angola and the Huila plain...

Andrés de Urdaneta

Andrés de Urdaneta : biography November 30, 1498 - June 3, 1568 Andrés de Urdaneta Friar Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A., (November 30,...

Carsten Borchgrevink

Carsten Borchgrevink : biography 1 December 1864 - 21 April 1934 In Norway Borchgrevink divided opinion; Roald Amundsen was a long-time friend and supporter, whereas...

Clements Markham

Clements Markham : biography 20 July 1830 - 29 January 1916 Death and legacy On 29 January 1916, while reading in bed by candlelight, Markham...

John Forrest

John Forrest : biography 22 August 1847 - 2 September 1918 Sir John Forrest GCMG (22 August 1847 – 2 September 1918) was...

Pierre-Esprit Radisson

Pierre-Esprit Radisson : biography 1636 - 1710 Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1636–1710) was a French fur trader and explorer. He is often linked to...

Otto von Kotzebue

Otto von Kotzebue : biography December 30, 1787 - February 15, 1846 Otto von Kotzebue (Russian: О́тто Евста́фьевич Коцебу́, Otto Evstàf'evič Kotsebù) (December...

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary : biography 20 July 1919 - 11 January 2008 He spent most of his life (when not away on expeditions) living in a...

Vitus Bering

Vitus Bering : biography 5 August 1681 - 8 December 1741 Sea voyage, death and achievements With time now of the essence, the Okhotsk (a...

Marco Polo

Marco Polo : biography September 15, 1254 - January 9, 1324 Polo related his memoirs orally to Rustichello da Pisa while both were prisoners of...