With 346 biographies, Explorers are the 30th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Businesspeople, Social Activists, and Physicians.

Pantheon has information on 346 Explorers born between 600 BC and 1995. 1.45% or 5 are still alive. The most famous living Explorers include Bertrand Piccard, Ranulph Fiennes, and Ed Stafford. The most famous deceased Explorers include Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, and Ferdinand Magellan.

Living Explorers

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Deceased Explorers

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Most Explorers were born in United Kingdom (62), Spain (41), and France (27). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (6), London (5), and Kingdom of Portugal (5).The most common death places of Explorers were United Kingdom (44), United States (30), and Russia (27). By city, these were London (19), Paris (7), and Saint Petersburg (7).

The first Explorers in Pantheon are Himilco, Hanno the Navigator, and Scylax of Caryanda.  The concentration of Explorers was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier Explorers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Explorers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Explorers since 1700.

Explorers are found within the EXPLORATION domain which also contains the following occupations Astronaut.