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30 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish explorer and conqueror who is credited with bringing down the Inca Empire in the 1530s, becoming rich from the gold and silver he took on his plunders. He was born into poverty in 1476 in Trujillo, Spain, to Captain Gonzalo Pizarro Rodriquez de Aguilar, an infantry colonel, and Francisca Gonzales…

30 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer, and explorer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation. Take…

27 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Erik The Red

Erik the Red was a Norse explorer, remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first settlement in Greenland. According to Icelandic sagas, he was born into the Jaeren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Porvald Asvaldsson, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson. Take a look below for…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About Alexander Von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Alexander von Humboldt. 1. Humboldt’s quantitative work…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought later portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Hernan Cortes….

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Vasco Da Gama

Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient. Take a look below…

30 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer and environmental activist. At the age of 25, in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize, which he won for making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New…

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…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have discovered continental North America, excluding Greenland, before Christopher Columbus. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Leif Erikson. 1. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified…

30 Interesting And Fun Facts About Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and fun facts about Ferdinand Magellan. 1. Born into a Portuguese noble family around 1480,…

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