William Dampier

Great Explorers – William Dampier

William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651; died March 1715) was an English explorer, pirate, privateer, navigator, and naturalist who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. Born: baptised 5 September 1651East Coker, Somerset, England Died: Read more…

Sebastiano Caboto

Great Explorers – Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot, Spanish: Sebastián Caboto, Gaboto or Cabot; c. 1474 – c. December 1557 was a Venetian explorer, likely born in the Venetian Republic and a Venetian citizen. He was the son of Venetian explorer John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his Venetian wife Mattea. After his father’s death, Cabot conducted Read more…

Martin Frobisher

Great Explorers – Martin Frobisher

Sir Martin Frobisher (/ˈfroʊbɪʃər/; c. 1535 – 22 November 1594) was an English seaman and privateer who made three voyages to the New World looking for the North-west Passage. He probably sighted Resolution Island near Labrador in north-eastern Canada, before entering Frobisher Bay and landing on present-day Baffin Island. Born: Read more…

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