17th Century Explorers
Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Explorers, including John Rolfe, Henry Hudson, Samuel de Champlain, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Abel Tasman.
Henry HudsonHenry Hudson
1565 AD, British
Navigator and Explorer
Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain
13 August 1574, French
Explorer

Abel TasmanAbel Tasman
1603 AD, Dutch
Navigator

John SmithJohn Smith
06 January 1580, British
Explorer

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La VérendryePierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye
17 November 1685, Canadian, French
An explorer

Jacob RoggeveenJacob Roggeveen
01 February 1659, Dutch
Explorer who discovered Easter Island
John RolfeJohn Rolfe
 

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La SalleRené-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
21 November 1643, French
Explorer

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689
Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

William DampierWilliam Dampier
05 September 1651, British
explorer
Richard HakluytRichard Hakluyt
1553 AD, British
Writer

Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon
1570 AD, Dutch
Navigator
Christopher NewportChristopher Newport
30 November 1561, British
explorer

Pierre-Esprit RadissonPierre-Esprit Radisson
1636 AD, Canadian, French
Fur Trader

Louis JollietLouis Jolliet
 
Luís Vaz de TorresLuís Vaz de Torres
 

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de BienvilleJean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
23 February 1680, Canadian, French
Explorer
Jean NicoletJean Nicolet
1598 AD, French
Explorer

Bartholomew GosnoldBartholomew Gosnold
 

Giuseppe CastiglioneGiuseppe Castiglione
19 July 1688, Italian
painter, missionary, draughtsperson, engraver
George Anson, Baron AnsonGeorge Anson, Baron Anson
23 April 1697, British
First Lord of the Admiralty

Étienne BrûléÉtienne Brûlé
French
 
Evliya ÇelebiEvliya Çelebi
Turkish
 

Pierre Le Moyne d'IbervillePierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
16 July 1661, Canadian, French
Soldier