Sailors

Sailors have been instrumental in discovering new places and in development of trade and commerce in the world. Know more about famous sailors who played a key role in shaping human history.

 1 Francis Drake

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Famous As: Navigator
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Nationality: British
Died: January 27, 1596

Francis Drake was an English explorer and naval officer. He is remembered for his Raiding Expedition, a prominent historical maritime event which unfolded between 1577 and 1580. Although Drake is considered a hero in the United Kingdom, his privateering led the Spanish to refer to him as a pirate. His expedition has also had a major cultural impact in Britain.

 2 Carroll O’Connor

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: June 21, 2001

Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, director, and producer. In a TV career that spanned 40 years, O'Connor popularized several fictional characters, including Archie Bunker from the sitcom All in the Family, for which he received four Emmy Awards. In 1996, he was ranked 38th on the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list published by TV Guide.

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 3 Donald Crowhurst

Donald Crowhurst
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Famous As: entrepreneur, navigator
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1969 AD

 4 Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 15, 1519
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 22, 1536
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 5 Edward Smith

Edward Smith
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Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: January 27, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 15, 1912

 6 Edward Smith

Edward Smith
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Birthdate: January 27, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 15, 1912
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 7 Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: May 23, 1986
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 8 Felipe VI of Spain

Felipe VI of Spain
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Famous As: King of Spain
Birthdate: January 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish
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 9 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish

 10 John de Lancie

John de Lancie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 11 Carl Brashear

Carl Brashear
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: January 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 25, 2006

 12 William Kidd

William Kidd
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Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1655 AD
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: May 23, 1701
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 13 Harry Carey, Jr.

Harry Carey, Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 27, 2012

 14 Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson

Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Norwegian

 15 John Newton

John Newton
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Famous As: British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman
Birthdate: July 24, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: December 21, 1807

 16 David Hedison

David Hedison
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 17 Ellen MacArthur

Ellen MacArthur
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: July 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 18 Grace O'Malley

Grace O'Malley
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Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1530 AD
Nationality: Irish
Died: June 18, 1603
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 19 Fletcher Christian

Fletcher Christian
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Famous As: Seaman
Birthdate: September 25, 1764
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: September 20, 1793

 20 William McMaster Murdoch

William McMaster Murdoch
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Famous As: First Officer of RMS Titanic
Birthdate: February 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 15, 1912
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 21 David Hackworth

David Hackworth
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 4, 2005

 22 Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie
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Famous As: Yachtmaster
Birthdate: February 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
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 23 Paul Le Mat

Paul Le Mat
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 24 Paul Watson

Paul Watson
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Famous As: Sailor, Environmentalist, Admiral
Birthdate: December 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian
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 25 Christopher Gadsden

Christopher Gadsden
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 16, 1724
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 28, 1805

 26 Frederick Fleet

Frederick Fleet
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: October 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: January 10, 1965

 27 Robin Knox-Johnston

Robin Knox-Johnston
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: March 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 28 Jack Ward

Jack Ward
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Famous As: Privateer
Birthdate: 1553 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 1622 AD
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 29 Harold Lowe

Harold Lowe
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: November 21, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 12, 1944

 30 Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips
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Famous As: radiotelegraphist
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 15, 1912
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 31 Martin Frobisher

Martin Frobisher
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: 1535 AD
Nationality: British
Died: November 21, 1594

 32 Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes
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Famous As: Republican
Birthdate: October 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: February 16, 2008
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 33 Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, New Zealander

 34 Pete Hamill

Pete Hamill
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 5, 2020
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 35 Robert Surcouf

Robert Surcouf
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Famous As: Privateer, Writer, Shipowner, Slave trader
Birthdate: December 12, 1773
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: July 8, 1827

 36 William Dampier

William Dampier
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 5, 1651
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 29, 2017

 37 Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson
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Famous As: Explorer, Writer, Blogger, Autobiographer
Birthdate: May 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian, New Zealander

 38 Henry Tingle Wilde

Henry Tingle Wilde
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Famous As: Chief mate
Birthdate: September 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 15, 1912

 39 Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland

Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland
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Famous As: Admirals
Birthdate: November 10, 1341
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: February 20, 1408

 40 Sir Francis Chichester

Sir Francis Chichester
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: September 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: August 26, 1972

 41 Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum
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Famous As: Seaman
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: November 14, 1909

 42 Arthur Rostron

Arthur Rostron
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: May 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 4, 1940

 43 Jan Janszoon

Jan Janszoon
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Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Nationality: Moroccan
Died: 1641 AD

 44 Stephen Girard

Stephen Girard
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Famous As: Sailor, Entrepreneur, Banker
Birthdate: May 20, 1750
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French, American
Died: December 26, 1831

 45 Michael Dillon

Michael Dillon
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: May 15, 1962

 46 Matthew Fontaine Maury

Matthew Fontaine Maury
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 14, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1873

 47 Poon Lim

Poon Lim
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: March 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Chinese, American
Died: January 4, 1991

 48 Peter Blake

Peter Blake
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Famous As: Yachtsman
Birthdate: October 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: December 1, 2001

 49 Christopher Newport

Christopher Newport
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Famous As: explorer
Birthdate: November 30, 1561
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: 1617 AD

 50 Bernard Moitessier

Bernard Moitessier
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Famous As: Explorer, Writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: June 16, 1994
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