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Richard Branson

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Also Known As:
Sir Richard Branson
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Billionaire entrepreneur, owner of Virgin Group, including Virgin Atlantic and other companies. Invested also in Virgin Galactic for near-space tourism with Burt Rutan. Balloonist adventurer with Steve Fossett. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 16 October 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kit Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Houston Carson
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Explored the American West. Became a general for the Union in the Civil War, then an Indian Agent. Texas Trail of Fame 2001.

Christopher Columbus

Real/Birth Name:
Cristóbal Colón
Also Known As:
Christoffa Corombo
Cristoforo Colombo
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Male
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55 or 56
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Famed for exploration of the New World beginning in 1492. Accused of using torture, arrested.

Jacques Cousteau

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques-Ives Cousteau
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Male
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87, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Co-developer of the aqua-lung. Known for films, books, and television under-sea photography and exploration. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.

Charles Darwin

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Darwin
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Male
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Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Explorer of the Galapagos Islands, on the ship H.M.S. Beagle. Proposed the principles of evolution in books The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man

Steve Fossett

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Millionaire adventurer. Swam the English Channel. First nonstop balloon flight around the world. First nonstop solo airplane flight around the world without refueling, March 3, 2005. Died in a plane crash, not found for over a year. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.

Matthew Henson

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Alexander Henson
Also Known As:
Matt Henson
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Male
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Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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African-American who explored and arrived at the North Pole with Robert Peary in 1909.

Edmund Hillary

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Percival Hillary
Also Known As:
Sir Edmund Hillary
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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First to climb Mt. Everest, with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as guide. Also explored for source of the Yangtze River. Works to support the Sherpa guides. Created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 16 July 1953; a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987; and a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 23 April 1995.

Zebulon Pike

Real/Birth Name:
Zebulon Montgomery Pike
Gender:
Male

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A major in the revolutionary War. Explored the West. Pike's Peak in Colorado is named for him.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Charles Albert David (house of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Prince Henry of Wales
Prince Harry
Captain Harry Wales
Prince Harry of Wales
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Younger brother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Captain rank in military. Flies a helicopter. Participated in treks to the North and South poles.
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