Explorers and Expeditions

From the beginning of time man has never been satisfied to stay in one place. Forever curious, individuals and groups have set out on new and wondrous voyages throughout history. Their stories and information can be found here.

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Explorers and Expeditions

Where did Mary Kingsley go to school?

She did not go to school because her father didn't feel it was necessary. He did teach her German, because it was used when talking about medicine.

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Amerigo Vespucci

How was Amerigo Vespucci a hero?

He wasn't a hero. A hero saves someone or does something exceptional and he didn't . In fact, he lied about what he did do. The English Explorers Society proved in 1889 that his account of finding North America was a lie. A hero doesn't lie or make himself bigger than he is in life.

What he did contribute was the insight that the America was a new continent, as his maps indicated, aiding navigation to and from the New World.

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Explorers and Expeditions

When did Thomas Mitchell explore Australia?

Thomas Mitchell undertook three major expeditions to explore in southern Australia, and one expedition in what is now Queensland.

His first expedition was to investigate rumours of a north-flowing river situated in northern New South Wales: a river that did not exist, but stories of which were spread by an escaped convict. He departed in November 1831.

Mitchell's second journey set out on 7 April 1835 from Boree Station, to follow and map the course of the Darling River which Sturt had discovered some years earlier.

On his third journey, Mitchell discovered the rich farming country of western Victoria, which he named "Australia Felix", or "Happy Australia". This journey was in 1836.

Mitchell departed on his fourth and final expedition on 16 December 1845, with Edmund Kennedy as his second in command, in search of a great river that he believed must flow from southern Queensland to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

More information about each of Mitchell's journeys can be found at the related link below.

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Francis Drake

Where is Sir Francis Drake's body?

He was buried in a lead coffin at sea near Portobello. Now divers continue to look for the body.

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Marco Polo

What is the continent Marco Polo visited and Columbus was trying to reach?

china

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James Cook
Wellington

Is it true that Captain Cook discovered Wellington?

no

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Henry Hudson
Explorers and Expeditions

What were some of Henry Hudson's obstacles to his exploration?

Blocked by ice every time, except his last journey, which was on the Half Moon and his crew almost died in the Hudson Bay because of ice again. His crew mutinied against him, and sent him his son and other loyal crew members on a boat to die.

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Amelia Earhart

What did Amelia Earhart pack?

Food, clothing,

on her last trip probally only food and a little water so she could survive.

It was a small plane so it's not like she could have put her plane on auto and change and have a feast. simple things that kept her alive

ANS 3 -Amelia usually packed boiled eggs and tomato juice to eat on long flights and seldom carried clothing as she would plan on buying clothing when she arrived.

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Samuel de Champlain

Did King Henry the fifth of France sponsored Samuel De Champlain?

No. Henry IV sponsored his exploration.

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Marco Polo

What bodies of water did Marco polo travel through?

The routes taken by Marco, his father, and uncle were overland. It took them 4 years to reach China.

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Henry Hudson
Explorers and Expeditions

Why was Henry Hudson's voyage so important?

he helped his company explore the world

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Ancient History
Explorers and Expeditions
Aztecs
Christopher Columbus
Conquistadors
Tenochtitlan

Why was Cortes impressed when he arrived in Tenochtitlan in 1519?

Compared to European cities of the time Tenochtitlan was a very large city. Population estimates vary from 212,000 to 350,00 making it one of the very largest of it's day.

The city was well organized, with many squares where markets were held and trading carried on. They were not a savage civilization as once thought. It was a planned city with specialized workers.

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Henry the Navigator

What was Prince Henry the Navigator dream?

to find prester john who was a Christan king

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Amerigo Vespucci

Where did Amerigo Vespucci went to explore?

south america and where columbus sailsed he followed columbus

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History of Spain
Conquistadors

Who did conquistadors conquer?

The conquistadors are best known for their subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico (Cortes) and the Incas in Peru (Pizarro).

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Indigenous Australians

What was Mungo Park qualified as?

Mungo Park, the Scottish explorer of Africa was qualified as a Medical Officer.

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History of Spain
Slogans and Mottos
Conquistadors

What was the Conquistador motto?

It was God, Glory and Gold in that order. Hoewever, in most cases it turned out to be Gold, Glory and God.

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Henry Hudson

Did Henry Hudson succeed any of his voyages?

yes, but not all.

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Sir Edmund Hillary
Height

The height of Sir Edmund Hillary?

His height is given as 1.98m (6ft 6ins).

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Ferdinand Magellan

What happen to the 5 ships of Ferdinand Magellan?

Other ships are destroyed because of a typhoon, others from a war while others sank. Only Victoria, returned to Spain.

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What is Dias background?

Unfortunately, almost nothing is known of Dias' early life. His supposed descent from one of Prince Henry the Navigator's pilots is of yet unproved, and his rank is given by different historians as the comparatively modest one of squire of the royal household, or as a Knight/Cavalier. His date of birth is unknown, and the year given as 1450. His place of birth is also unknown, all we know is that it was somewhere in Portugal.

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Conquistadors

What were the names of Vasco Nunez de Balboa's ships?

The Santa Maria and the San Anton are mentioned in the provided link below. As he made more than one expedition, there may be others...

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History of Maritime
History of China
Explorers and Expeditions

What lands did Zheng He visit?

Zheng He's fleets visited Arabia, Brunei, East Africa, India, Maritime Southeast Asia and Thailand during his seven voyages of exploration.

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What was purpose of Sebastian Cabot's exploration?

becuasehe wanted to and was determined to get there.

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Charles Lindbergh

Did Charles Lindbergh run for president?

Without any formal party endorsement, Lindbergh sure went through all the motions- without actually declaring candidacy. He was believed to have been connecterd ex-officio with the German-American Bund ( federation)- a Nazi Organization. actually any involvement in elective politics by an active duty officer of the Us Armed Forces- which he was- a Colonel- a Field-Grade officer ., violated Mil Regulations of the time- since probably intensified. retirees are another matter- witness Eisenhower.- but it is against the law for a Commissioned officer of the Us Military ( all branches) to run for active political office while in service time.

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