Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Explorers, including George Mallory, David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Alfred Russel Wallace and Roald Amundsen.
Sir Ernest ShackletonSir Ernest Shackleton
15 February 1874, British
Antarctic explorer
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

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier

Robert Falcon ScottRobert Falcon Scott
06 June 1868, British
Explorer

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

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821, British
Translator

Robert PearyRobert Peary
06 May 1856, American
Explorer
Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
08 August 1866, American
First African-American to explore the North Pole

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10 October 1861, Norwegian
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

Knud RasmussenKnud Rasmussen
07 June 1879, Greenlander
Explorer

Sven HedinSven Hedin
19 February 1865, Swedish
Geographer, Explorer
Nikolay PrzhevalskyNikolay Przhevalsky
12 April 1839, Russian
Geographer, Explorer

Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen Ferdinand von Richthofen
05 May 1833, German
Geographer, Traveler, Scientist

Lawrence HargraveLawrence Hargrave
29 January 1850, Australian
Inventor & Explorer

Francisco MorenoFrancisco Moreno
31 May 1852, Argentinian
Naturalist, Explorer, Anthropologist, Geographer
Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846, American
Geographers, Explorers

Hugh GlassHugh Glass
1783 AD, American
Hunter
Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
25 October 1888, American
Naval officer

John C. FrémontJohn C. Frémont
21 January 1813, American
Former Governor of California

Jim BridgerJim Bridger
17 March 1804, American
Mountaineer
Aleksandr KolchakAleksandr Kolchak
16 November 1874, Russian
Admiral

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
02 November 1899, Nepalese
Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber
Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins
20 July 1887, American
Explorer

Lavr KornilovLavr Kornilov
30 August 1870, Kazakh, Russian
Explorer

Tippu TibTippu Tib
1832 AD, Tanzanian
Businessman
Alexander MackenzieAlexander Mackenzie
1764 AD, British, Scottish
Explorer

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H. Saint John PhilbyH. Saint John Philby
03 April 1885, Sri Lankan, British
Explorer
John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD, American
Military Person

James Clark RossJames Clark Ross
15 April 1800, British
Explorer

Joshua SlocumJoshua Slocum
20 February 1844, Canadian
Seaman

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11 May 1861, American
Explorer, Writer
Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
14 January 1806, American
Astronomer
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
10 June 1865, American
Explorer

Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
30 June 1817, British
Botanist

Adolphus GreelyAdolphus Greely
27 March 1844, American
Army Officer

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893, French, Italian, British
Explorer
Vilhjalmur StefanssonVilhjalmur Stefansson
03 November 1879, Canadian
Explorer

Mary KingsleyMary Kingsley
13 October 1862, British
Writer

Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
06 April 1798, American
Explorer

John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801, Australian
Explorer, Farmer

Frederick SelousFrederick Selous
31 December 1851, British
Explorer
John RossJohn Ross
24 June 1777, Scottish
Navy Officer

Thomas MoranThomas Moran
12 February 1837, American
Explorer, Painter
Umberto NobileUmberto Nobile
21 January 1885, Italian
Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military

Clarence KingClarence King
06 January 1842, American
Clarence Rivers King

Stepan MakarovStepan Makarov
08 January 1849, Ukrainian, Russian
Oceanographer
Frank HurleyFrank Hurley
15 October 1885, Australian
Explorer, Photographer, War photographer,

George GreyGeorge Grey
14 April 1812, New Zealander, British
Politician
Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872, British
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist

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

Mike FinkMike Fink
1770 AD, American
Frontiersman

Pierre Savorgnan de BrazzaPierre Savorgnan de Brazza
26 January 1852, French, Italian
Explorer

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
26 January 1884, American
Explorer
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the AbruzziPrince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
29 January 1873, Italian
Mountaineer

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
27 April 1840, British
Mountaineer

Alexander BurnesAlexander Burnes
16 May 1805, British
Explorer

Austen Henry LayardAusten Henry Layard
05 March 1817, British
Archaeologist
Edward John EyreEdward John Eyre
05 August 1815, British
Explorer

Francis YounghusbandFrancis Younghusband
31 May 1863, British
Army Officer
John ForrestJohn Forrest
22 August 1847, Australian
Politician

Sir Samuel White BakerSir Samuel White Baker
08 July 1821, British
English Explorer

William BeebeWilliam Beebe
29 July 1877, American
Ornithologist
Carl PetersCarl Peters
27 September 1856, German
Explorer

Peter Skene OgdenPeter Skene Ogden
12 February 1790, British
Explorer
Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
15 June 1792, Australian, Scottish
Explorer

Charles WilkesCharles Wilkes
03 April 1798, American
Naval Officer

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
04 April 1843, American
Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist,
Robert MoffatRobert Moffat
21 December 1795, Scottish
British missionary

Jules Dumont d'UrvilleJules Dumont d'Urville
23 May 1790, French
Explorer
Cândido RondonCândido Rondon
05 May 1865, Brazilian
Explorer

William WentworthWilliam Wentworth
13 August 1790, Australian
Journalist

Hubert WilkinsHubert Wilkins
31 October 1888, Australian
Explorer

John OxleyJohn Oxley
1784 AD, British
Explorer
Robert McClureRobert McClure
28 January 1807, Irish, British
Explorer
Adolf Erik NordenskiöldAdolf Erik Nordenskiöld
18 November 1832, Finnish, Swedish
Geologist

Robert O'Hara BurkeRobert O'Hara Burke
06 May 1821, Irish
Explorer

John BozemanJohn Bozeman
31 December 1837, American
Explorer

Benjamin BonnevilleBenjamin Bonneville
14 April 1796, French
Officer
Robert GrayRobert Gray
10 May 1755, American
Explorer

Adam Johann von KrusensternAdam Johann von Krusenstern
10 October 1770, Estonian
Explorer

Charles Francis HallCharles Francis Hall
1821 AD, American
Explorer

Edward John TrelawnyEdward John Trelawny
13 November 1792, British
Biographer

David FairchildDavid Fairchild
07 April 1869, American
Botanist
Ralph Alger BagnoldRalph Alger Bagnold
03 April 1896, British
Explorer

Otto SchmidtOtto Schmidt
30 September 1891, Russian
Scientist
Nathaniel PalmerNathaniel Palmer
08 August 1799, American
Hunter

Richard Lemon LanderRichard Lemon Lander
08 February 1804, British
Explorer
Henry Walter BatesHenry Walter Bates
08 February 1825, British
Naturalist
Harry JohnstonHarry Johnston
12 June 1858, British
Botanist