Francis Younghusband

Francis Younghusband : biography 31 May 1863 - 31 July 1942 Invasion of Tibet and Massacre at Guru In 1903-1904, under orders from...

Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi

Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi : biography 29 January 1873 - 18 March 1933 Ancestry Early years Luigi Amedeo was a grandson of...

Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta : biography 1304 - 1369 The Sahara to Mali and Timbuktu In the autumn of 1351, Ibn Battuta left Fez and made...

Gonçalo Velho

Gonçalo Velho : biography - Gonçalo Velho Cabral (c. 1400 - c. 1460) was a Portuguese monk and Commander in the...

Hendrik Brouwer

Hendrik Brouwer : biography 1581 - August 7, 1643 Hendrik Brouwer ( 1581 – August 7, 1643) was a Dutch explorer, admiral, and...

Edmund Kennedy

Edmund Kennedy : biography 5 September 1818 - 23 December 1848 On 28 April 1848 Edmund Kennedy and twelve men sailed from Sydney Harbour in...

Marco Polo

Marco Polo : biography September 15, 1254 - January 9, 1324 Debate Skeptics have wondered if Marco Polo actually went to China or if he...

Antonio Pigafetta

Antonio Pigafetta : biography c. 1491 - c. 1531 Antonio Pigafetta ( c. 1491 – c. 1531) was an Italian scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice. He...

Vitus Bering

Vitus Bering : biography 5 August 1681 - 8 December 1741 Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681 in Horsens, Denmark – 8 December...

John McDouall Stuart

John McDouall Stuart : biography 7 September 1815 - 5 June 1866 ...