Top 10 Greatest Explorers of the World

Top 10 Famous Explorer to Sail around the World

  1. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) – Italian – America
  2. Vasco da Gama (1469-1524) – Portuguese – Sea route to India
  3. Marco Polo (1254-1324) – Italian – China and Asia
  4. James Cook (1728-1779) – British – Hawaiian Islands, Australia and Pacific Ocean
  5. Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) – Portuguese – First expedition to circumnavigate
  6. Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) – Norwegian – South Pole
  7. Francisco Pizarro (1478-1541) – Spanish – Conquest of the Incan Empire
  8. Hernan Cortes (1485-1547) – Spanish – Fall of Aztec Empire
  9. David Livingstone (1813-1873) – Scottish – Southern Africa
  10. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1597) – English – Circumnavigation the World the 2nd time

Marco Polo - Travels Marco Polo Route

Vasco da Gama

James Cook

Columbus

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