She was a French botanist and explorer. She unknowingly became the first woman to sail around the entire globe.
He became the first European to land on and establish a settlement in North America. He is also credited for bringing Christianity to Greenland.
Oceanographer and geologist who helped create the first map of the ocean floor, proving that it was not just the flat surface most people believed it to be.
Chinese explorer who commanded several treasure fleets – Chinese ships that explored and traded across Asia and Africa. His expeditions greatly expanded China’s trade.