Category Search - explorer (Known for explorations (other than space/moon))

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Richard Branson
business, activist, knighted, explorer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Also Known As:
Sir Richard Branson
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
70
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.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry16 October 2018

Kit Carson
explorer, military

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.

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Christopher Columbus
historical, explorer, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Cristóbal Colón
Also Known As:
Christoffa Corombo
Cristoforo Colombo
Gender:
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
explorer, inventor, scientist, photographer, naturalist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques-Ives Cousteau
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
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.

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Charles Darwin
naturalist, writer, explorer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Darwin
Gender:
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
aviator, swimming, business, explorer, accident, air crash

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.

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Matthew Henson
explorer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Alexander Henson
Also Known As:
Matt Henson
Gender:
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
explorer, activist, knighted

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
explorer, military

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
royalty, military, aviator, explorer

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:
36
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. In 2020, lost HRH titles.
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