Best Explorers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

1930 - 2012 - InfinateSuperstorm

First man on the moon - indian

2 Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

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He discoverd america but people were already living there


3 Henry Hudson


Discovered so much water the that he has more named after him in the world - indian

Henry Hudson is by far the best explorer. He should have a holiday instead of Columbus. It’s just a fact. I don’t care what all you columbians say, Columbus is a terrible explorer, he discovered America by accident. - Thisgoronsonfire

4 Vasco da Gama

He traveled in the huge "sea", with his crew, from Lisbon (Portugal) to Goa (India) and he did that in the 15th century, in a "wood boat".

Ps: Columbus in fact wasn't a great navigator... His mission was also to discovery the "maritime path to India" and he failed it, he just got the luck to find another place on his travel.

Discovered goa (in india) - indian

5 Yuri Gagarin

Why it's so low?! He's was 1st in space! Without him even Armstrong don't get to the moon!

First man into space - indian

6 Edmund Hillary

First to climb mount everest - indian

7 Margaret Mee

A botonical artist who paints flowers and discovered and found plants unknown - indian

8 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

Found out about evelution - indian

9 Kira Salak

Famous writer and advener - indian

10 Roald Amundsen

The Contenders

11 Blackbeard Edward Teach or Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard, was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies.

He was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies - indian

He's awesome

12 Ferdinand Magellan


13 Marco Polo Marco Polo was an Venetian merchant traveller and citizen of the Venice Republic whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo).

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14 Leif Erikson Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America, before Christopher Columbus.
15 Amerigo Vespucci
16 Lewis and Clark

Explorers, frontiersmen, cartographers, ambassadors, biologists, botanists, linguists, resourceful, honorable, persistent, very American!

17 John Cabot

One of Canada's first explorers.

18 Thor Heyerdahl
19 Erik the Red
20 Francis Drake

Explorer and pirate, what a combo!

21 James Cook

He Discovered my country - Wobblygaming7

22 Hernan Cortes
23 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
24 Sebastian Vizcaino
25 Sir Walter Raleigh
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