Hanno the Navigator

633 BC - 530 BC

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Hanno the Navigator (sometimes "Hannon"; Punic: 𐤇‬𐤍‬𐤀‬, ḤNʾ; Greek: Ἄννων, romanized: Annōn ) was a Carthaginian explorer (sometimes identified as a king) who lived during the fifth century BC, known for his naval expedition along the coast of West Africa. However, the only source of said voyage is a periplus translated into Greek. Historians have attempted to identify specific locations along Hanno's route, based on the periplus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hanno the Navigator has received more than 569,073 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Hanno the Navigator is the 55th most popular explorer (down from 40th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Tunisia (down from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Tunisian Explorer.

Hanno is most famous for his discovery of the Canary Islands.

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Among explorers, Hanno the Navigator ranks 55 out of 498Before him are Robert Falcon Scott, Samuel de Champlain, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Ernest Shackleton, Diogo Cão, and William Adams. After him are Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, John Smith, Henry Hudson, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Diogo Dias.

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Among people born in 633 BC, Hanno the Navigator ranks 1 Among people deceased in 530 BC, Hanno the Navigator ranks 3Before him are Cyrus the Great, and Bias of Priene.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Hanno the Navigator ranks 15 out of 210Before him are Gordian II (190), Hamilcar Barca (-275), Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), and Beji Caid Essebsi (1926). After him are Aemilianus (207), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Julia of Corsica (420), Fatima al-Fihri (800), Macrobius (370), and Sophonisba (-300).

Among EXPLORERS In Tunisia

Among explorers born in Tunisia, Hanno the Navigator ranks 1After him are Himilco (-550).