Explorers of South-East Asia is a collection of lives of six European explorers active in Southeast Asia during the mid-to-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The explorers included had diverse backgrounds and motivations. Robert Burns, who ventured into the interior of North-West Borneo seeking commercial openings and who was involved in a wrangle with James Brooke of Sarawak, was a mysterious character; little at all is known about his life he may have been the grandson of the famous poet.
Asia very much represented the first frontier of European exploration due to both its geographical proximity and the fact that it was the only other similarly developed continent in the world. Iconic explorer Marco Polo and his famous travelogue inspired generations of merchants, explorers and statesmen to explore the lucrative opportunities in Asia, the natural resources of which such as spices proving to be immensely popular in Western European countries. Perhaps the most iconic and certainly the most influential of the great European explorers, Marco Polo played a highly significant role in encouraging the Age of Discovery.
Love your list, but why no mention of William Damper? First person to circumnavigate the world 3 times. Privateer, buccaneer, naval Captain.
Get to know some of the most famous explorers and navigators that you should be thankful of. By far the most famous in terms of economical expeditions, Christopher Columbus opened up a significant amount of trade of goods between two continents. With his strong personality, he sailed from Europe to America and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, even without knowing his destination.
There are many people throughout history who had the spirit of an adventurer and decided to explore the unknown. In some cases, they risked their lives to make their contributions recognized by the world. Read our list below, which is organized in order of prominence and importance, to find out more about what these seekers contributed for the sake of humankind.
Exploration is the act of searching or traveling around a terrain including space, see space exploration for the purpose of discovery of resources or information. Please feel free to add to this project, or even create the framework for an Explorers and Navigators sub-project. How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles to projects.
Marco Polo was a Venetian trader and explorer who set off for the east as a youth with his father and uncle in and stayed at the court of the Mongol Kublai Khan grandson of Genghis Khan. He returned after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned, and dictated his stories to his cell mate. Merchants and missionaries were the only people traveling from Europe to Asia, but Marco Polo was certainly the only one who remained in Asia for such an extended period of time.
Famous explorers are the reason that we more or less know what lies in every corner of the globe today. Date of birth and death: Marco Polo was born in in Venice, Italy. What is Marco Polo Famous For?
The Age of Exploration, or Age of Discovery, encompassed the 15th and 16th centuries and was a glorious yet controversial period in human history that helped facilitate the shift from medieval times to the modern era. Also producing an increase in trade between nations, the Age of Exploration marked the true beginning of globalization. This article examines ten of the most celebrated — and in some cases notorious — seafaring names from that period.
The largest continent in the world had long and storied history about the way its lands were discovered and charted. Even though several large empires were created in Asia thousands of years ago, for the longest time majority of its territory remained unexplored and unknown. The push for the more comprehensive knowledge of Asian geography started intensifying with the establishment of the first trade routes between Asia and Europe, and with wishes of Chinese royalty and nobility to put stronger grip on sea trade routes in Chinese and Indian sea. The majority of interesting exploratory missions in Asia first on land and later on the sea happened between 4th century BC and 16th century AD.