Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Explorers, including George Mallory, David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Alfred Russel Wallace and Roald Amundsen.
David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
19 March 1813, British, Scottish
Explorer, Missionary
Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen
16 July 1872, Norwegian
The first person to reach the South Pole

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier

Robert Falcon ScottRobert Falcon Scott
06 June 1868, British
Explorer

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

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

Sir Ernest ShackletonSir Ernest Shackleton
15 February 1874, British
Antarctic explorer
Nikolay PrzhevalskyNikolay Przhevalsky
12 April 1839, Russian
Geographer, Explorer

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer
Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen Ferdinand von Richthofen
05 May 1833, German
Geographer, Traveler, Scientist

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

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
25 October 1888, American
Explorer, Officer, Oceanographer, Aviator

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10 October 1861, Norwegian
Zoologist, Polar explorer, Diplomat, Explorer,
Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
04 June 1867, Finnish, Polish
Statesman, Explorer, Politician, Officer

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880, British
Explorer, Military personnel

James Clark RossJames Clark Ross
15 April 1800, British
Explorer

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11 May 1861, American
Explorer, Writer
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

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

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
02 November 1899, Nepalese
Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber
Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
30 June 1817, British
Botanist, Explorer, Pteridologist, Bryologist

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John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801, Australian
Explorer, Farmer

Vilhjalmur StefanssonVilhjalmur Stefansson
03 November 1879, Canadian
Explorer

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

Thomas MoranThomas Moran
12 February 1837, American
Explorer, Painter
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
10 June 1865, American
Explorer, Physician

Frank HurleyFrank Hurley
15 October 1885, Australian
Explorer, Photographer, War photographer,
Umberto NobileUmberto Nobile
21 January 1885, Italian
Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military

John ForrestJohn Forrest
22 August 1847, Australian
Explorer, Politician

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872, British
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
04 April 1843, American
Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist,

Xavier MertzXavier Mertz
06 October 1882, Swiss
Explorer, Alpine skier
Alexander MackenzieAlexander Mackenzie
1764 AD, British
Explorer