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History of Discoveries, Explorations, and Travel

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Explorations and Discoveries by Sea

Vitus Bering
Vitus Bering
discoverer of the strait between Alaska and Russia

James Cook
James Cook
the first European to land on New Zealand, discoverer of the Hawaiian Islands, etc.

William Dampier
William Dampier

Bartolomeu Dias
Bartolomeu Dias
leader of the first European expedition to round the southern tip of Africa by sea

John Franklin
John Franklin
arctic explorer

Martin Frobisher
Martin Frobisher
English mariner, privateer, and explorer

Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
leader of the first European expedition to reach India by sea

Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator
sponsor of numerous voyages along the western coast of Africa

John Ledyard
John Ledyard
writer of the first travel story by an American to be published in the United States

Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
leader of the first voyage around the world

Abel Tasman
Abel Janszoon Tasman
the first known European explorer to reach Tasmania and New Zealand and to sight Fiji

Naomi Uemura
Naomi Uemura

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