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Explorers Throughout History

The Age of Exploration
Here you will find a description of what life was like on voyages of discovery. Near the bottom of the description there is a link to Marco Polo. Click this and you will find an index of explorers and associated people. This information is a little difficult to read in places, but everything you need is here.

Australian Explorers
When the colonists first settled in Australia, they settled around the coast. A group of intrepid explorers braved hardship and great difficulties to explore the interior and remaining coastline. Read about them, their adventures, hardships and achievements, here.

The Beginnings
Learn why the Europeans suddenly started colonizing the rest of the world. If you click the link at the bottom of the page, you can learn more about the Portuguese and Spanish voyages of discovery.

Captain James Cook
This is a biography of Captain James Cook, the British explorer. The first page details his early life, with more pages on his great voyages and death.

A Christopher Columbus Timeline
The timeline shown here gives brief but clear details for all the important dates in the life of Columbus. There are links to more detailed information on his voyages and death.

Early Explorers
The National Maritime Museum in England lists plenty of resources for you to browse through. There are features on some of the great explorers, timelines, models of ships, and much more to keep you busy.

Explorers of Africa
This site gives a basic timeline of explorers in Africa. There is information on their nationality, major achievements and the dates on which they achieved them. Some of the entries have further information.

Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was the first person to sail all the way around the world. Find out more about this Portuguese explorer and his exploits in this short biography.

Find a Grave: Explorers and Adventurers
Ferdinand Magellan was the first person to sail all the way around the world. Find out more about this Portuguese explorer and his exploits in this short biography.

George Vancouver
Learn about George Vancouver, and his exploration of Canada. This page gives a very brief biography of the British explorer and his expedition to the Northwest coast of America.

Henry Hudson Explorer of the Hudson River
Read about Henry Hudson and his exploration of the Hudson River. There are links to details about his ship, Half Moon, and places that he visited.

Leif Erikson
Most people think that Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in America. In fact, Leif Erikson, a Viking, was the first. Why didn't he stay? Read all about him and find the answers to your questions.

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