Had it not been for Christopher Columbus would America exist today, leave alone be the address of several renowned explorers and discoverers? Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Chaplain are some of the legendary explorers that the world takes pride in. It is to these noble souls that we owe the world today. For what would the world be without their indomitable attitude, never-say-die spirit and outrageously daring spirit? Explorers helped expand the border of the world by conquering new lands. What’s more, they added new cultures, traditions and heritage thus expanding the cultural legacy of the world. Through their voyages, they discovered the unknown. While it may look all fancy and extravagant, explorers go through a lot, while some survive the harsh conditions some give their life to it. Just like every other country in the world, America too has had pioneering explorers who expanded the horizon and undertook many expeditions. Some of them include Kit Carson, Robert Edwin Peary, John Wesley Powell, Meriwether Lewis, Daniel Boone and Sacagawea. Learn in details about the life and explorations of American explorers.

1788 AD

Daniel BooneDaniel Boone

22 October 1734

Kit CarsonKit Carson

24 December 1809

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis

18 August 1774

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen

02 February 1886

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley

28 January 1841

William ClarkWilliam Clark

01 August 1770

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson

08 August 1866

Robert PearyRobert Peary

06 May 1856

John Wesely PowellJohn Wesley Powell

24 March 1834

Henry GannettHenry Gannett

24 August 1846

Josh GatesJosh Gates

10 August 1977

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Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer

12 April 1954

Scott FischerScott Fischer

24 December 1955

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker

27 November 1962

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd

25 October 1888

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero

12 July 1996

Zebulon PikeZebulon Pike

05 January 1779

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Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins

20 July 1887

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham

11 May 1861

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee

17 April 1853

Thomas MoranThomas Moran

12 February 1837

Frederick CookFrederick Cook

10 June 1865

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson

04 April 1843

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Will AdamsWill Adams

24 September 1564