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    Antarctica
  Antarctica
Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou...
 
    Alaska Natives, Indian Communities
  Alaska Natives, Indian Communities
Alaskan natives in Alaska number about 119,241 (as of the 2000 census). There are 229 federally recognized Alaskan villages and five unrecognized Tlingit alaskan indian tribes. Generally, the aboriginal people of Alaska don't mind being called Es...
 
    Zheng He, the Chinese Admiral
  Zheng He, the Chinese Admiral
In 1405, Zheng was chosen to lead the biggest naval expedition in history up to that time. Over the next 28 years (1405-1433), he commanded seven fleets that visited 37 countries, through Southeast Asia to faraway Africa and Arabia. In those years, C...
 
    Antarctic Time Line of Discovery
  Antarctic Time Line of Discovery
Exploration in the Antarctic region. It is nearly impossible to exhibit a detailed chronology of exploration in the Antarctic region simply due to the fact that there have been over 300 expeditions to the Antarctic mainland, not to mention the subant...
 
    Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator
  Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator
Willem Barentz or Barents, made three voyages (1594, 1595, 1596–97) in search of the Northeast Passage to Asia. He reached Novaya Zemlya on the first two expeditions. On the third he accidentally discovered Spitsbergen, rounded the north point of Nov...
 
    Jacob van Heemskerk, Admiral
  Jacob van Heemskerk, Admiral
Jacob van Heemskerk was a Dutch explorer and later admiral commanding the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Gibraltar. Van Heemskerk's early fame arose from an attempts to discover an Arctic passage from Europe to China. Two vessels sailed from Amsterdam...
 
    Santa Claus, Father Christmas
  Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply "Santa", is the legendary and mythical figure who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hour...
 
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
  Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics...
 
    Olaudah Equiano, Abolition Slave Trade
  Olaudah Equiano, Abolition Slave Trade
Olaudah Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa, was one of the most prominent Africans involved in the British movement of the abolition for the slave trade. His autobiography depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to ab...
 
    John Franklin, Lost Expedition
  John Franklin, Lost Expedition
Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin also served as governor of Tasmania for several years. In his last expedition, he disappeared while attempting to chart and navigate a section o...
 
    Jules Dumont d'Urville, French Explorer
  Jules Dumont d'Urville, French Explorer
Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. In honour of his many valuable chartings, the D'Urville Sea off Antarc...
 
    John Rae, Explored Northern Canada
  John Rae, Explored Northern Canada
John Rae was a Scottish doctor who explored Northern Canada, surveyed parts of the Northwest Passage and reported the fate of the Franklin Expedition. Rae was born at the Hall of Clestrain in the parish of Orphir in Orkney. After studying medicin...
 
    Nordenskiöld, Crossing Northeast Passage
  Nordenskiöld, Crossing Northeast Passage
Baron (Nils) Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld also known as A. E. Nordenskioeld was a Finnish-Swede geologist, mineralogist and arctic explorer, and a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists. Born in the Grand Duchy of Finlan...
 
    Salomon Andrée, Polar Explorer
  Salomon Andrée, Polar Explorer
Salomon August Andrée, during his lifetime most often known as S. A. Andrée, was a Swedish engineer, physicist, aeronaut and polar explorer who died while leading an attempt to reach the Geographic North Pole by hydrogen balloon. The balloon expediti...
 
    Adrien de Gerlache, Antarctica 1897-99
  Adrien de Gerlache, Antarctica 1897-99
Adrien de Gerlache, Belgian naval officer and explorer. Sailing with Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who would later be the first to reach the South Pole, Gerlache led a scientific expedition to Antarctica in 1897–99. During the expedition his ship...
 
         
         



 
 
         
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