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

Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain

31 July 1574

French

Abel TasmanAbel Tasman

1603 AD

Dutch

John SmithJohn Smith

06 January 1580

British

Jacob RoggeveenJacob Roggeveen

01 February 1659

Dutch

John RolfeJohn Rolfe
Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain

French

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La SalleRené-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

21 November 1643

French

William DampierWilliam Dampier

05 September 1651

British

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu

15 May 1689

Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon

1570 AD

Dutch

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Christopher NewportChristopher Newport

30 November 1561

British

Louis JollietLouis Jolliet

Luís Vaz de TorresLuís Vaz de Torres

Jean NicoletJean Nicolet

French

Bartholomew GosnoldBartholomew Gosnold
Giuseppe CastiglioneGiuseppe Castiglione

19 July 1688

Italian

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Étienne BrûléÉtienne Brûlé

French

Evliya ÇelebiEvliya Çelebi

Turkish