Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Explorers, including George Mallory, David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Alfred Russel Wallace and Roald Amundsen.
Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier
Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen
16 July 1872, Norwegian
The first person to reach the South Pole

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
19 March 1813, British, Scottish
Explorer, Missionary

Robert Falcon ScottRobert Falcon Scott
06 June 1868, British
Explorer

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
08 August 1866, American
First African-American to explore the North Pole

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace
08 January 1823, British
Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841, British, American, Welsh
Explorer

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821, British
Translator

Robert PearyRobert Peary
06 May 1856, American
Explorer
John Wesely PowellJohn Wesley Powell
24 March 1834, American
Explorer, Geologist

Douglas MawsonDouglas Mawson
05 May 1882, Australian
Explorer, Geologist
John Hanning SpekeJohn Hanning Speke
04 May 1827, British
Discoverer of the source of the Nile

Sven HedinSven Hedin
19 February 1865, Swedish
Geographer, Explorer

Knud RasmussenKnud Rasmussen
07 June 1879, Greenlander
Explorer

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Nikolay PrzhevalskyNikolay Przhevalsky
12 April 1839, Russian
Geographer, Explorer
Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen Ferdinand von Richthofen
05 May 1833, German
Geographer, Traveler, Scientist

Sir Ernest ShackletonSir Ernest Shackleton
15 February 1874, British
Antarctic explorer

Francisco MorenoFrancisco Moreno
31 May 1852, Argentinian
Naturalist, Explorer, Anthropologist, Geographer

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers
John C. FrémontJohn C. Frémont
21 January 1813, American
Former Governor of California

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
25 October 1888, American
Explorer, Officer, Oceanographer, Aviator
Jim BridgerJim Bridger
17 March 1804, American
Mountaineer

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10 October 1861, Norwegian
Zoologist, Polar explorer, Diplomat, Explorer,

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880, British
Explorer, Military personnel
John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD, American
Military Personnel

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
02 November 1899, Nepalese
Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber
Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard
28 January 1884, Swiss
Physicist, Explorer, Balloonist, Privatdozent,

George EverestGeorge Everest
04 July 1790, British
Explorer, Geographer

Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins
20 July 1887, American
Explorer
Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
14 January 1806, American
Astronomer

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James Clark RossJames Clark Ross
15 April 1800, British
Explorer
Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11 May 1861, American
Explorer, Writer

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
17 April 1853, American
Explorer, Anthropologist, University teacher

Vilhjalmur StefanssonVilhjalmur Stefansson
03 November 1879, Canadian
Explorer

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844, Canadian
Seaman
Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
30 June 1817, British
Botanist, Explorer, Pteridologist, Bryologist
John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801, Australian
Explorer, Farmer

Frederick CookFrederick Cook
10 June 1865, American
Explorer, Physician

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893, French, Italian, British
Explorer

Adolphus GreelyAdolphus Greely
27 March 1844, American
Army Officer
Thomas MoranThomas Moran
12 February 1837, American
Explorer, Painter

Isabelle EberhardtIsabelle Eberhardt
17 February 1877, Swiss
Explorer, Journalist, Writer

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
26 January 1884, American
Explorer

Mike FinkMike Fink
1770 AD, American
Frontiersman

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
27 April 1840, British
Mountaineer
Frederick SelousFrederick Selous
31 December 1851, British
Explorer

Frank HurleyFrank Hurley
15 October 1885, Australian
Explorer, Photographer, War photographer,
Mary KingsleyMary Kingsley
13 October 1862, British
Writer

Austen Henry LayardAusten Henry Layard
05 March 1817, British
Archaeologist

Francis YounghusbandFrancis Younghusband
31 May 1863, British
Army Officer
George GreyGeorge Grey
14 April 1812, New Zealander, British
Politician

Charles WilkesCharles Wilkes
03 April 1798, American
Naval Officer
Pierre Savorgnan de BrazzaPierre Savorgnan de Brazza
26 January 1852, French, Italian
Explorer

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872, British
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist

Umberto NobileUmberto Nobile
21 January 1885, Italian
Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
04 April 1843, American
Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist,

William BeebeWilliam Beebe
29 July 1877, American
Ornithologist
Alexander BurnesAlexander Burnes
16 May 1805, British
Explorer

John ForrestJohn Forrest
22 August 1847, Australian
Explorer, Politician

Peter Skene OgdenPeter Skene Ogden
12 February 1790, British
Explorer

Hubert WilkinsHubert Wilkins
31 October 1888, Australian
Explorer
Henry Walter BatesHenry Walter Bates
08 February 1825, British
Naturalist

Edward John EyreEdward John Eyre
05 August 1815, British
Explorer
Carl PetersCarl Peters
27 September 1856, German
Explorer

Otto SchmidtOtto Schmidt
30 September 1891, Russian
Scientist

Edward SabineEdward Sabine
14 October 1788, Irish
Astronomer
David FairchildDavid Fairchild
07 April 1869, American
Botanist

Charles Francis HallCharles Francis Hall
1821 AD, American
Explorer
Edward John TrelawnyEdward John Trelawny
13 November 1792, British
Biographer

John OxleyJohn Oxley
1784 AD, British
Explorer

Otto von KotzebueOtto von Kotzebue
30 December 1787, German, Estonian, Russian
Navigator
Adam Johann von KrusensternAdam Johann von Krusenstern
10 October 1770, Estonian
Explorer

Clarence KingClarence King
06 January 1842, American
Clarence Rivers King
Heinrich BarthHeinrich Barth
16 February 1821, German
Explorer

Cândido RondonCândido Rondon
05 May 1865, Brazilian
Explorer

George W. De LongGeorge W. De Long
22 August 1844, American
Navy officer

Benjamin BonnevilleBenjamin Bonneville
14 April 1796, French
Officer
James WeddellJames Weddell
24 August 1787, British
Navigator
Lincoln EllsworthLincoln Ellsworth
12 May 1880, American
Explorer

Nathaniel PalmerNathaniel Palmer
08 August 1799, American
Hunter

Robert McClureRobert McClure
28 January 1807, Irish, British
Explorer

Ralph Alger BagnoldRalph Alger Bagnold
03 April 1896, British
Explorer
Harry JohnstonHarry Johnston
12 June 1858, British
Botanist

Henri MouhotHenri Mouhot
15 May 1826, French
Naturalist

Hamilton HumeHamilton Hume
19 June 1797, Australian
Explorer

Carsten NiebuhrCarsten Niebuhr
17 March 1733, German
Mathematician

Xavier MertzXavier Mertz
06 October 1882, Swiss
Explorer, Alpine skier
Carl Ben EielsonCarl Ben Eielson
20 July 1897, American
Aviator

Alexander Gordon LaingAlexander Gordon Laing
27 December 1794, British
Explorer
John RossJohn Ross
24 June 1777, Scottish
Navy Officer

Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
06 April 1798, American
Explorer
Alexander MackenzieAlexander Mackenzie
1764 AD, British
Explorer
John M. BozemanJohn M. Bozeman
31 December 1837, American
Explorer