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Top 10 Most Famous Voyagers in The History

Travelling is always associated to discovery. This is the case for the normal people and travelers, yet it differs with those who are specialized in this matter such as the voyagers and the explorers. If you are interested in this topic, just follow up this article that includes a list of the top ten famous voyagers.

10 Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes was born in Medellin. He joined the University of Salamanca when he fourteen. Cortez left Spain addressing the New World in 1504 where he arranged to be a colonist of the island Hispaniola, he registered as a national when arrived. Cortes participated in the invasion of Hispaniola and Cuba in 1506 and was given a large estate and Indian slaves. In 1518, he was the leader of an expedition into Mexico.

9 Marco Polo
He was born in Venice in 1254. His father, Niccolo and his uncle were well-off merchants. Their journey was addressed to Armenia, Persia, Afghanistan, over the Pamir mountains, through the Taklamakan as well as Gobi desert, all the way to (Beijing). The journey took over three years. Marco spent the following seventeen years in Khan’s court, responsible for many government positions such as Ambassador to Khan as well as Governor of the City of Yangzhou. He also was the leader of missions into India and Burma.

8 Dr. David Livingstone

He was a messenger who had been sent to Africa in 1841. It was intended explore the African interior. He found out Victoria Falls and turned to be one of the first westerners to construct a transcontinental journey across Africa. He reluctantly set his sights on discovering the source of the Nile. His journey involved Zanzibar, up the Ruvuma River, Lake Malawi and Ujiji located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

7 Ferdinand Magellan
Magellan was born in Sabrosa, Portugal. He spent some of his youthful years combating throughout Egypt, India as well as Malaysia. In spite of his service he was not preferential by the crown. Magellan desired to test the supposition that the Spice Islands belonged to the Spanish side. He sailed to Brazil, down the South American coastline to San Julian, Patagonia where they spent the winter.

6 Charles Darwin
Darwin already had a great concentration in natural history. He learned taxidermy from John Edmonstone, who had accompanied Charles Waterton on his journey into the South American tropical forest. John Stevens Henslow a botany professor and close friend suggested that Darwin would be an appropriate gentleman naturalist to join captain Robert FitzRoy to explore the South American coast on the HMS Beagle.

5 Roald Amundsen
He joined the family business following her mother’s death. His first journey was the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897-1899. The initial journey that Amundsen led was an exploration for the North West Passage in 1903. The vague North West Passage had been looked for several years by a lot of men. Amundsen started his voyage with six crewmen in a 47-ton steel seal hunting boat called Gjoa.

4 Leif Eriksson

Leif and his team travelled from Greenland to Norway in 999. He arrived in Norway and turned to be a hirdman of King Olaf Tryggvason. He also turned to Christianity and received the assignment of initiating the faith to Greenland.

3 Vasco da Gama

The expedition set travelling from Lisbon on 8 July 1497. It pursued the road initiated by previous explorers along the coast of Africa via Tenerife and the Cape Verde Islands. Following to reaching the coastline of Sierra Leone, da Gama explored the south into the open ocean, passing the Equator to discover the Bartolomeu in 1487.

2 Alexander von Humboldt

Between years 1799 and 1804, Humboldt investigated expansively Latin America, exploring it for the first time from a contemporary scientific view. His explanation of the journey was written and published in a mammoth group of volumes. He was one of the first to suggest that the lands surrounding the Atlantic Ocean were joined.

1 Christopher Columbus

Columbus is famous with refusing that Earth is flat. Yet, this bequest is a popular fallacy. He is the discoverer of the Americas, through his noteworthy journeys. The anniversary of Columbus’ 1492 discovery of the Americas is typically observed on 12 October in Spain and all through the Americas, apart from Canada.


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