Occupation

Explorers

Pantheon has information on 308 Explorers born between 633 BC and 1976. 0.97% or 3 are still alive. The most famous living Explorers include Bertrand Piccard, Ranulph Fiennes, and Ellen MacArthur. The most famous deceased Explorers include Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, and Ferdinand Magellan.

Living Explorers

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Deceased Explorers

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Most Explorers were born in United Kingdom (58), Spain (36), and Russia (30). By city, the most common birth places were London (16), Lisbon (5), and Paris (5).The most common death places of Explorers were United Kingdom (37), Russia (29), and United States (24). By city, these were London (23), Paris (11), and Oslo (7).

The first Explorers in Pantheon are Pytheas, Scylax of Caryanda, and Hanno the Navigator.  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.