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Some famous explorers by Mind Map: Some famous explorers

1. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; 1934–1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He is credited with being the first person in human history to make a space flight, April 12, 1961 aboard the spacecraft Orient 1 (Vostok 1). Redirect Notice Redirect Notice.Redirect Notice.

2. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. Columbus first went to sea as a teenager, participating in several trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.In 1492, he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña ships alongside, hoping to find a new route to India.

3. Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia.

4. America was named after Amerigo Vépucci ( 1451-1512), a Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the New World.

5. John Cabot ( 1450-1500) was a Venetian explorer and navigator known for his 1497 voyage to North America, where he made a British claim to land in Canada, mistaking it for Asia. The precise location of Cabot’s landing is subject to controversy.

6. Sir Walter Raleigh ( 1552-1618) was an English explorer, soldier and writer. At age 17, he fought with the French Huguenots and later studied at Oxford. He became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I after serving in her army in Ireland.