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Explorers, Scientists, Inventors

This collection of history notes is indexed by category of interest, then A-Z by name of the person in question.

You can also search for the full list of people in history. Alphabetically, of course. See right column.

Also included here are doctors, nurses, camel riders, and then some.



 

Albuquerque, Afonso de
 

Afonso de Albuquerque 1453 - 1515

1453 - 1515
Portuguese conqueror.

     
     
     

Bohr, Niels
 

Niels Bohr 1885-1962

1885 - 1962
Danish friend of the atoms.

     
     
     

Cabot, John
 

John Cabot 1450-1499

1450 - 1499
Navigator.

 

   

 

   

 

   

Cabrillo, Juan Rodriguez
 

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (died 1543)

... - 1543
Discoverer of California.

     
     
     

Cartier, Jacques
 

Jacques Cartier 1491-1557

1491 - 1557
French explorer.

     
     
     

Clark, William
 

William Clark 1770-1838

1770 - 1838
The one with Lewis.

     
     
     

Columbus, Christopher
 

Christopher Columbus 1451-1506

1451 - 1506
Nautical Enthusiast
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Cook, James
 

James Cook 1728 - 1779

1728 - 1779
Explorer.

     
     
     

Copernicus, Nicolas
 

Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543

1473 - 1543
Sun and planets.

     
     
     

Cortes, Hernan
 

1485 - 1547
The last thing the Aztec empire saw.

     
     
     

Darwin, Charles
 

Charles Darwin 1809-1882

1809 - 1882
Origin of Species.

     
     
     

Drake, Sir Francis
 

Sir Francis Drake 1540-1596

1540 - 1596
Spain's nightmare.

     
     
     

Edison, Thomas Alva
 

Thomas A. Edison 1847-1931

1847 - 1931
Inventor. American.

     
     
     

Einstein, Albert
 

Albert Einstein 1879-1955

1879 - 1955
Brain.

     
     
     

Feynman, Richard P.
 

Richard P. Feynman 1918-1988

1918 - 1988
Physicist.

     
     
     

Franklin, Benjamin
 

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

1706 - 1790
Inventor of everything.

     
     
     

Freud, Sigmund
 

Sigmund Freud 1856-1939

1856 - 1939
Knew your father.

     
     
     

Galilei, Galileo
 

Galileo Galilei 1564-1642

1564 - 1642
Telescope.

     
     
     

Gama, Vasco da
 

Vasco da Gama 1460-1524

1460 - 1524
Portuguese explorer.

     
     
     

Giovanni Da Pian Del Carpini
 

1180 - 1252
Franciscan traveler.

     
     
     

Gutenberg, Johannes
 

Johannes Gutenberg 1400-1468

1400 - 1468
Inventor.

     
     
     

Hamilton, William
 

William Hamilton 1730-1803

1730 - 1803
British envoy at the court of the Kingdom of Naples.

     
     
     

Hudson, Henry
 

Henry Hudson 1565-1611

1565 - 1611
English navigator.

     
     
     

Lawrence of Arabia
 

T.E. Lawrence 1888-1935

1888 - 1935
Devoted biker, occasional camel rider.

     
     
     

Leonardo da Vinci
 

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

1452 - 1519
Had to tell Mona to sit still.

     
     
     

Lewis, Meriwether
 

Meriwether Lewis 1774-1809

1774 - 1809
The one with Clark.

     
     
     

Magellan, Ferdinand
 

Ferdinand Magellan 1480-1521

1480 - 1521
Explorer.

     
     
     

Mercuriale, Girolamo
 

Girolamo Mercuriale 1530-1606

1530 - 1606
Italian physician.

     
     
     

Newton, Isaac
 

Isaac Newton 1642-1727

1642 - 1727
England's bright mind.

     
     
     

Nightingale, Florence
 

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910

1820 - 1910
Revolutionary caregiver.

     
     
     

Nobel, Alfred Bernhard
 

Alfred Bernhard Nobel 1833-1896

1833 - 1896
Explosives and the Prizes.

     
     
     

Pasteur, Louis
 

Louis Pasteur 1822-1895

1822 - 1895
French germ hunter.

     
     
     

Pausch, Randy
 

Randy Pausch 1960-2008

1960 - 2008
Computer scientist.

     
     
     

Pizarro, Francisco
 

Francisco Pizarro 1475-1541

1475 - 1541
Spanish conquistador of Peru.

     
     
     

Planck, Max
 

Max Planck 1858-1947

1858 - 1947
Physics.

     
     
     

Polo, Marco
 

Marco Polo 1254-1324

1254 - 1324
Inventor of the suitcase.

     
     
     

Pythagoras of Samos
 

Around 580 - 500 BC
Good with numbers.

     
     
     

Roentgen, Wilhelm Conrad
 

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen 1845-1923

1845 - 1923
The one who could see right through.

     
     
     

Vauban, Sébastien Le Prestre de
 

Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban 1633-1707

1633 - 1707
French military engineer

     
     
     

Vespucci, Amerigo
 

Amerigo Vespucci 1454-1512

1454 - 1512
When is the last time a continent was named after you?

     
     
     

William of Rubrouck
 

1215 - 1295
French traveler.

     
     
     

 

 

 

 

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