James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
George Vancouver
Captain George Vancouver (22 June 1757 – 10 May 1798) was an English officer of the British Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern P...
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HMS Resolution (1771)
HMS Resolution was a sloop of the Royal Navy, a converted merchant collier purchased by the Navy and adapted, in which Captain James Cook made his second and third voyages of exploration in the Pacifi...
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Dmitry Laptev
Dmitry Yakovlevich Laptev (Russian: Дмитрий Яковлевич Лаптев) (1701 - January 31 [O.S. January 20] 1771) was a Russian Arctic explorer and Vice Admiral (1762). The Dmitry Laptev...
Salvador Fidalgo
Salvador Fidalgo y Lopegarcía (6 August 1756 – 27 September 1803) was a Spanish explorer who commanded an exploring expedition for Spain to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest during the late 18th centur...
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James Colnett
James Colnett (1753 – 1 September 1806) was an officer of the British Royal Navy, an explorer, and a maritime fur trader. He served under James Cook during Cook's second voyage of exploration. L...
Stepan Krasheninnikov
Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov (Russian: Степа́н Петро́вич Крашени́нников) (November 11 [O.S. October 31] 1711 – March 8 [O.S. February 25] 1755) was a Russian...
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Second voyage of James Cook
The second voyage of James Cook 1772–1775, commissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society, was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally deter...
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Florian Baucke
Florian Baucke, also Florian Paucke, Florian Pauke, Spanish: Florián Baucke (24 September 1719, Winzig , Silesia/Bohemian Royal Lands, Habsburg Monarchy (Austria) – 14 July 1779, Neuhaus , Bohemi...
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Cayetano Valdés y Flores
Cayetano Valdés y Flores Bazán (1767–1835) was a commander of the Spanish Navy, explorer, and captain general who served in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, fighting for both sides ...
Forby Sutherland
Forby Sutherland was a member of the crew of the Endeavour during Lieutenant (later- Captain) Cook's voyage to New South Wales. He died while the ship was in Botany Bay, making him the first Britis...
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Evstratii Delarov
Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov (also spelled Evstrat Delarov and Eustrate Delarof, c. 1740 – 1806, Greek: Ευστράτιος Ντελάρωφ) was a Greek-born mariner who served with several Russian maritime fur ...
Jean-Michel Huon de Kermadec
Jean-Michel Huon de Kermadec (Bohars, Finistère, France, 12 September 1748–Balade, New Caledonia, 6 May 1793) was an 18th-century French navigator.In September 1791 he was chosen to command the ...
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Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
The Dominguez-Escalante Expedition was conducted in 1776 to find an overland route from Santa Fe, New Mexico to their Catholic mission in Monterey. Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de ...
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José María Narváez
José María Narváez (1768 – August 4, 1840) was a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator notable for his work in the Gulf Islands and Lower Mainland of present-day British Columbia. In 1...
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Manuel Quimper
Manuel Quimper Benítez del Pino (c. 1757 – April 1844) was a Spanish Peruvian explorer, cartographer, naval officer, and colonial official. He participated in charting the Strait of Juan de Fuca and t...
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Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt
Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt (Russian: Да́ниэль Го́тлиб Ме́ссершмидт) (September 16, 1685 – March 25, 1735) was a German physician, naturalist and geographer. He was born in Danzig and studied me...
Alessandro Malaspina
Alessandro Malaspina (November 5, 1754 – April 9, 1810) was an Italian nobleman who spent most of his life as a Spanish naval officer and explorer. Under a Spanish royal commission, he undertook a voy...
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John Gore (Royal Navy captain)
Captain John Gore (died 10 August 1790) was a British American sailor who circumnavigated the globe four times with the Royal Navy in the 18th century and accompanied Captain James Cook in his discove...
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Juan José Pérez Hernández
Juan José Pérez Hernández (born Joan Perés ca. 1725 – November 3, 1775), often simply Juan Pérez, was an 18th-century Spanish explorer. He was the first European to sight, examine, name, and re...
Peter Hedland
Captain Peter Hedland (aka Headland) (? - 1881) was a 19th-century seafarer, explorer, pearling captain, and the master of the 16 ton cutter Mystery.He is credited with having explored the harbour of ...
Domingo de Bonechea
Domingo Bernardo de Bonechea Andonaegui (Basque: Domingo Bonetxea Andonaegi), born on August 8, 1713 in Getaria, Basque Country, Spain, died in Tahiti in 1775, was a Captain in the Spanish Royal N...
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Franz de Paula Adam von Waldstein
Franz de Paula Adam Norbert Wenzel Ludwig Valentin von Waldstein (14 February 1759 – 24 May 1823) was an Austrian soldier, explorer and naturalist.He was born in Vienna and married Karolina Ferdinandi...
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John Henry Cox
John Henry Cox (c. 1750-5 October 1791), charted Great Oyster Bay Maria Island and Marion Bay on the east coast of Tasmania in 1789, aboard his armed brig Mercury.
John Henry Cox was born c. 1750,...
Vasily Tatishchev
Vasily Nikitich Tatishchev (Russian: Васи́лий Ники́тич Тати́щев) (April 19, 1686 – July 15, 1750) was a prominent Russian statesman, and ethnographer, best remembered as the author of the first fu...
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Gonzalo López de Haro
Gonzalo López de Haro (bef. 1788 in Puebla – 1823) was a Spanish explorer, notable for his expeditions in the Pacific Northwest in the late 18th century.In 1788 two ships were sent north to inve...
John Bean (explorer)
John Bean (floruit 1751–57) was an explorer and mariner employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company and involved in voyages to the Prince of Wales Fort.Bean was second mate on the Churchill sloop from 1751 t...
Charles William Barkley
Charles William Barkley (1759 – 16 May 1832) was a ship captain and maritime fur trader. He was born in Hertford, England, son of Charles Barkley.His name is sometimes erroneously spelled Barclay due ...
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Ignacio de Arteaga y Bazán
Ignacio de Arteaga y Bazán (17 February 1731 – 1783) was an officer of the Spanish Navy. He was born in Aracena, Andalusia. His paternal Basque family 'Arteaga' made it possible for Arteaga to j...
Grigory Shelikhov
Grigory Ivanovich Shelekhov (Григорий Иванович Шелехов in Russian; (1747, Rylsk, Belgorod Governorate – July 20, 1795 (July 31, 1795 N.S.)) was a Russian seafarer and merchant born in Rylsk.Shelekhov...
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