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30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Piri Reis

Piri Reis, also known as Ahmed Muhiddin Piri, was an Ottoman admiral, navigator, geographer, and cartographer. He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his “Book of Navigation.” Take a look below for 30 more strange and interesting facts about Piri Reis. 1. He gained fame as a cartographer when a…

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About James Cook

Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. 1. Cook had the first recorded…