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Baker, Sir Samuel White (1821–1893), traveller and explorer in Africa

Thomas Paul Ofcansky.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; African History; Maps and Map-making. 3556 words.

Baker, Sir Samuel White (1821–1893), traveller and explorer in Africa, was born on 8 June 1821 in London, the second of the eight children of Samuel Baker (d. 1862) of Lypiatt Park,...

Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 586 words.

Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer, was born c.1770 but nothing is known about his early life and education. He may...

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 927 words.

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer, was baptized in Enfield on 28 June 1794, the third son and youngest child of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his...

Block, Adriaen

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 1382 words.

Block, Adriaen (1610–1624), Dutch mariner, explorer, and trader, was most likely born in Holland, but nothing is now known of his place of birth, parents, early education, or marital...

Browne, Maurice (1555/6–1583), adventurer and courtier

Alison Wall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History. 864 words.

Browne, Maurice (1555/6–1583), adventurer and courtier, was the fourth son of John Browne, merchant, of London, and his third wife, Christian, daughter of William Carkett of London. He was...

Cabot, John

Louis De Vorsey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 2067 words.

Cabot, John (1450?–1498?), navigator and explorer, may have been born in Genoa, Italy. His parents are unknown. In 1498 the Spanish ambassador in London referred to him as “another Genoese...

Clerke, Charles (1743–1779), naval officer and circumnavigator

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 833 words.

Clerke, Charles (1743–1779), naval officer and circumnavigator, was born in Weatherfield, Essex, the son of Joseph Clerke, a farmer. He had a brother, Sir John Clerke, and a sister who...

Dillon, Peter (1788–1847), adventurer in the south seas

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 859 words.

Dillon, Peter (1788–1847), adventurer in the south seas, was born on 15 June 1788 on Martinique, the son of an Irishman, Peter Dillon, probably a soldier stationed on the island. About 1806...

Doughty, Charles Montagu (1843–1926), explorer, travel writer, and poet

Stephen E. Tabachnick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Maps and Map-making; European History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; African History. 3249 words.

Doughty, Charles Montagu (1843–1926), explorer, travel writer, and poet, was born on 19 August 1843 at Theberton Hall, Leiston, Suffolk, the younger of two sons of the Revd Charles Montagu...

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12828 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Maps and Map-making. 1288 words.

Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni (31 July 1835?–30 April 1903), explorer and author, was the son of Charles Alexis Du Chaillu, a Frenchman representing a Parisian firm trading in Gabon, on the west...

Elton, John (d. 1751), merchant and adventurer

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday; European History; Maps and Map-making. 740 words.

Elton, John (d. 1751), merchant and adventurer, is of unknown origins. He arrived in Russia in 1732 to present to the Russian government a memorandum for finding a northern sea passage to...

Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792–1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration

Dorothy Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 1127 words.

Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792–1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration, was born in London, the second of the three daughters of John Griffin, a London silk...

Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?–1594), privateer, explorer, and naval commander

James McDermott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History; Travel and Holiday. 4111 words.

Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?–1594), privateer, explorer, and naval commander, was descended from John Frobisher (b. c.1260), a Scot settled in lands near Chirk in Denbighshire granted in...

Gascoyne, Joel (bap. 1650, d. 1705), chart maker and cartographer

William Ravenhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Cartography. 896 words.

Gascoyne, Joel (bap. 1650, d. 1705), chart maker and cartographer, was baptized in Holy Trinity parish, Hull, on 31 October 1650, the younger child and only son of Thomas Gascoyne or...

Gore, John (1729/30?–1790), circumnavigator and naval officer

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 697 words.

Gore, John (1729/30?–1790), circumnavigator and naval officer, was reputedly born in Virginia, and was presumably already an experienced seaman when, on 25 August 1755, he joined the Windsornull...

Gosnold, Bartholomew (d. 1607), sea captain and explorer

David R. Ransome.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Travel and Holiday. 1359 words.

Gosnold, Bartholomew (d. 1607), sea captain and explorer, was the elder son of a Suffolk gentleman, Anthony Gosnold of Grundisburgh, Clopton, and Burgh, and Dorothy Bacon, a kinswoman of...

Greenup [née Ballard; other married name English], Mary Courthope (1789–1846), adventurer and businesswoman in Colombia

Matthew Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1181 words.

Greenup [née Ballard; other married name English], Mary Courthope (1789–1846), adventurer and businesswoman in Colombia, was born in Faversham, Kent, on 22 March 1789, the second daughter...

Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke (1865–1930), missionary and explorer in Paraguay

John Stuart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Religion and Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1573 words.

Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke (1865–1930), missionary and explorer in Paraguay, was born at Ferryhill, Liberton, Edinburgh, on 11 August 1865, the third of five children of John Barbrooke Grubb...

Hack, William (fl. 1671–1702), chart maker

James William Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Cartography. 863 words.

Hack, William (fl. 1671–1702), chart maker, was the son of Charles Hack, a Winchester innkeeper. He was apprenticed to Andrew Welch, a cartographer of the Thames, or Drapers' Company,...