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
31 July 1574, French
Explorer

Abel TasmanAbel Tasman
1603 AD, Dutch
Navigator

John SmithJohn Smith
06 January 1580, British
Explorer

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

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

Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain
French
Diplomat, Explorer

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

William DampierWilliam Dampier
05 September 1651, British
explorer
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689
Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

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

Louis JollietLouis Jolliet
 

Luís Vaz de TorresLuís Vaz de Torres
 
Jean NicoletJean Nicolet
French
 

Bartholomew GosnoldBartholomew Gosnold
 
Giuseppe CastiglioneGiuseppe Castiglione
19 July 1688, Italian
painter, missionary, draughtsperson, engraver

Étienne BrûléÉtienne Brûlé
French
 

Evliya ÇelebiEvliya Çelebi
Turkish