The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
Zheng He
One in a series of 26 videos created for a Dubai client. The videos were so successful that they are currently being viewed all over the world.
Zheng He - YouTube
Jun 1, 2007 ... One in a series of 26 videos created for a Dubai client. The videos were so successful that they are currently being viewed all over the world.
Hanmer Warrington
Hanmer George Warrington (circa 1776 – 1847) was born in Acton, Nantwich, Cheshire, England, served in the British Army, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and subsequently became British Consu...
Lançarote de Freitas
Lançarote de Freitas, better known as Lançarote de Lagos or Lançarote da Ilha, was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer and slave trader from Lagos, Portugal. He was the leader of two large Portuguese s...
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Axel Wilhelm Eriksson
Axel Wilhelm Eriksson (24 August 1846–5 May 1901) was a Swedish ornithologist, settler and trader in what is now Namibia. He was born in Vänersborg, in Sweden.Eriksson went to South-West Africa in 186...
António de Noli
Antonio de Noli (born 1415 or possibly 1419;) was a 15th-century Genoese nobleman and navigator, and the first governor of the earliest European overseas colony in Subsaharan Africa. He discovered som...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński
Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński (born April 14, 1861 - December 1, 1896) was a Polish explorer of Africa. He was planning to create a Polish colony in Cameroon.Rogoziński was born in Kalisz, Russian partition...
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Daniel Houghton
Daniel Houghton (1740–1791) was an Irish explorer and one of the earliest Europeans to travel through the interior of West Africa.
Houghton was born into an Irish military family. At the age of 18...
Paul du Chaillu
Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (July 31, 1831 (disputed) – April 29, 1903) was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European out...
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João Grego
João Grego (15th century) was a Portuguese explorer of the African coast. He accompanied Bartolomeu Dias in his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487-88.
John Petherick
John Petherick (1813 – 15 July 1882), Welsh traveller, trader and consul in East Central Africa, was born in Glamorganshire, and adopted the profession of mining engineer.In 1845 he entered the servic...
Charles John Andersson
Karl John (Karl Johan) Andersson (March 4, 1827, in Värmland, Sweden – July 9, 1867 in Angola) was a Swedish explorer, hunter and trader as well as an amateur naturalist and ornithologist.He is most ...
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Euthymenes
Euthymenes of Massalia (/juːˈθɪməˌniːz/; Greek: Εὐθυμένης ὁ Μασσαλιώτης; fl. early sixth century BCE) was a Greek explorer from Massilia (Marseille), who explored the coast of West Africa as far, appa...
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Hugh Clapperton
Bain Hugh Clapperton (18 May 1788 – 13 April 1827) was a Scottish naval officer and explorer of West and Central Africa.
Clapperton was born in Annan, Dumfriesshire, where his father was a surgeon...
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Ibn Selim el-Aswani
Ibn Selim el-Aswani (Arabic: ابن سليم الأسواني‎) was a tenth-century Egyptian diplomat who was dispatched to Nubia and left a written record of his travels. He traveled through much of Lower...
João de Trasto
João de Trasto is the name sometimes given to an obscure (and possibly fictional) Portuguese mariner, who is alleged to have captained the first exploratory expedition dispatched by Prince Henry the N...
Oscar Baumann
Oscar Baumann (June 25, 1864 in Vienna – October 12, 1899 in Vienna) was an Austrian cartographer with a keen interest in ethnography. He attended classes on natural history and geography at the...
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Wilfred Thesiger
Major Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, , also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one from London") (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003) was a British explorer and travel writer.Thesiger is best...
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René Caillié
René Caillié (19 November 1799 – 17 May 1838) was a French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu.Caillié was born in western France in a village near the port of Ro...
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Leonid Artamonov
Leonid Konstantinovich Artamonov (Russian: Леони́д Константи́нович Артамо́нов; 25 February 1859 – 1 January 1932) was a Russian military engineer, adviser and general, geographer and traveler, ex...
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John Lander (explorer)
John Lander (1807 – 6 November 1839) was the younger brother of Cornish explorer Richard Lemon Lander and accompanied him on his first expedition to western Africa.The Lander brothers were sons ...
John Lander (explorer) - Wikipedia
Francisco de Lacerda
Dr Francisco José de Lacerda e Almeida (1750-18 October 1798) was a Portuguese explorer in the 18th century. "He spent ten years in Brazil, where he discovered new species of plants and animals, along...
Francisco de Lacerda - Wikipedia
Daoyi Zhilüe
Dao Yi Zhi Lue (simplified Chinese: 岛夷志略; traditional Chinese: 島夷誌略; pinyin: Dǎo Yí Zhì Lüè) or Dao Yi Zhi (simplified Chinese: 岛夷志; traditional Chinese: 島夷誌; pinyin: Dǎo Yí Zh...
Daoyi Zhilüe - Wikipedia
Fernão do Pó
Fernão do Pó ([fɨɾˈnɐ̃w du ˈpɔ]), also Fernão Pó, Fernando Pó, Fernando Poo (15th century) was a Portuguese navigator and explorer of the West African coast. He discovered the islands in the Gulf of G...
Álvaro Martins
Álvaro Martins, also known as Álvaro Martins Homem, was a 15th-century Portuguese alleged to have explored the western Atlantic and later the African coast. He is claimed to have accompanied João Vaz ...
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William Allen (Royal Navy officer)
Rear-Admiral William Allen FRS (November 1792 – 23 January 1864) was an English naval officer and explorer.
Allen was born in Weymouth, Dorset and entered the Royal Navy.He was involved in fightin...
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Joachim von Pfeil
Count Joachim von Pfeil (1857-1924) was a German explorer and colonist in Africa and New Guinea.
He was born at Neurode, in Silesia, studied at the gymnasium of Göttingen. In 1873, he went to Nata...
Jaume Ferrer
Jaume Ferrer ([ˈʒawmə fəˈre], fl. 1346) was a Majorcan sailor and explorer. Practically nothing is known of Jaume Ferrer, save that he was a Majorcan captain, who set out in a galley in 1346, and sail...
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