Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, Baron von Humboldt, ( September 14, 1769, Berlin– May 6, 1859, Berlin), was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander von Humboldt"
Alonso de Ojeda ( Cuenca, Spain, 1466 - † Santo Domingo, 1516 was a significant Spanish conquistador and explorer in the Americas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alonso de Ojeda"
Cândido Mariano de Silva Rondon ( 1865- 1956) was a Brazilian explorer who is most famous for exploring with Teddy Roosevelt during Roosevelt's exploration of the Rio Roosevelt in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil. The current Brazilian state of Rondônia is named after him. He is the founder of the Fundação Nacional do Indio or Funai, and he was also promoted to the rank of Marshal, making him Brazil's highest ranking military officer ever. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cândido Rondon"
Francisco de Orellana (c 1500-c 1549) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. ...more on Wikipedia about "Francisco de Orellana"
Dr. Francisco Pascacio Moreno ( May 31 1852– November 22 1919) was an ...more on Wikipedia about "Francisco Moreno"
Gonçalo Coelho ( 15th century/ 16th century), Portuguese explorer of the South Atlantic and of the South American coast (expedition to Brazil and further south in 1502). ...more on Wikipedia about "Gonçalo Coelho"
Ignacije Szentmartony ( October 28, 1718 – April 15, 1793) was a Croatian Jesuit priest born in Kotoriba ( Međimurje), into a family with a Croat mother and a Hungarian father. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ignacije Szentmartony"
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Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616), the Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp circumnavigated the earth in 1615 to 1616. He discovered the strait between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island, Argentina; that strait has now his name. He was the first person to round Cape Horn, proving that Tierra del Fuego was not a continent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jacob Le Maire"
Julius Popper was Romanian born explorer and " conquistador" of Patagonia in the 19th century, regarded as a controversial character but remained a powerful figure. ...more on Wikipedia about "Julius Popper"
Martim Afonso de Sousa ( 1500- 1571) was a Portuguese explorer. His name is also sometimes spelled Martim Afonso de Souza. Born in Viçosa, he was commander of the first Portuguese expedition into mainland Brazil. Acquired Diu, in India in 1535. ...more on Wikipedia about "Martim Afonso de Sousa"
Mirko Seljan ( April 5, 1871 – 1912/13?) and Stjepan Seljan ( August 19, 1875 – June 7, 1936) were important Croatian explorers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mirko and Stjepan Seljan"
Nicolau Coelho ( 15th century/ 16th century), Portuguese explorer that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil in 1500, being one of the captains of the fleet. Was one of the companions of Vasco da Gama in the discovery of the sea route to India in 1498. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nicolau Coelho"
Pedro Álvares Cabral (c. 1467 - c. 1520), was a Portuguese navigator and explorer, generally regarded as first European discoverer of Brazil ( April 22, 1500). ...more on Wikipedia about "Pedro Álvares Cabral"
Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa ( 1532 - 1602) was a Spanish explorer, author, historian, astronomer, scientist, and humanist. Sarmiento was born in Alcala De Henaras. His father Bartolomé Sarmiento was born in Pontevedra in Galacia and his mother María Gamboa was born in Victoria near Bilbao. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa" My http://www.shortopedia.com and me.
Pedro Teixeira Born in Cantanhede( d. 1640) was a Portuguese explorer commissioned by the governor of Maranhão to explore the Amazon in 1637. In 1638, he became the first European to travel up the river, reaching Quito by way of the Napo River. He returned down the river, bringing with him the two Jesuit priests Cristóbal de Acuña, who wrote a chronicle of the exploration, and Andres de Artieda, both having been delegated by the viceroy of Peru to accompany him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pedro Teixeira"
Pêro Vaz de Caminha ( 15th century/ 16th century), Portuguese explorer that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil, being one of the captains of the fleet. Caminha wrote what is considered by many to be one of the most accurate and detailed accounts of the discovery of Brazil in his Os Três Únicos Testemunhos do Descobrimento do Brasil. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pêro Vaz de Caminha"
Tibor Sekelj ( 14 February 1912 Spišská Sobota, near Poprad in Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Slovakia – 23 September 1988 Subotica in Vojvodina, Serbia, Yugoslavia, now Serbia and Montenegro) was an explorer, esperantist, writer, and lawyer of Croat descent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tibor Sekelj"
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