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The Most Famous

EXPLORERS from Greece

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This page contains a list of the greatest Greek Explorers. The pantheon dataset contains 405 Explorers, 1 of which were born in Greece. This makes Greece the birth place of the 45th most number of Explorers behind South Africa and Jersey.

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The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Greek Explorers of all time. This list of famous Greek Explorers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Juan de Fuca (1536 - 1602)

With an HPI of 48.00, Juan de Fuca is the most famous Greek Explorer.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages on wikipedia.

Juan de Fuca (10 June 1536, Cefalonia – 23 July 1602, Cefalonia) was a Greek pilot who served Philip II of Spain. He is best known for his claim to have explored the Strait of Anián—now known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca—between Vancouver Island (now part of British Columbia, Canada) and the Olympic Peninsula (northwestern Washington state in the United States).

Pantheon has 1 people classified as explorers born between 1536 and 1536. Of these 1, none of them are still alive today. The most famous deceased explorers include Juan de Fuca.

Deceased Explorers

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