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Relating to public figures or personalities, celebrities or otherwise, who have made significant progress in their particular professional field, or who have helped or influenced wider society to an outstanding degree.

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Christopher Columbus

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Explorer who set in motion a series of events that would change the world forever. He made the North and South American continents available for exploration. Although some have ...

Sir Walter Raleigh

People; Explorers

Walter Raleigh was an English explorer, adventurer, historian and poet. He was an important courtier at the court of Elizabeth I. At one time he was held in high regard by ...

John Cabot

People; Explorers

A celebrated navigator and the discoverer of the American mainland, born in the first half of the fifteenth century at Genoa; date of death unknown.

Sebastian Cabot

People; Explorers

Son of John Cabot. Born probably in Venice c. 1474; died 1557, or soon after. He may have taken part in the first expedition of his father.

Pedralvarez Cabral

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A celebrated Portuguese navigator, generally called the discoverer of Brazil, born probably around 1460; date of death uncertain.

William Dampier

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William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651 – early 1715) was the first man of English descent to explore sections of New Holland (Australia) and also the first person to ...

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (2 January 1886 – 18 May 1959) was an English explorer of Antarctica. He was a survivor of the Terra Nova Expedition and is acclaimed for his ...