Famous People Who Made Geographic Discoveries
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profile name: Christopher Columbus profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Alexander the Great profile occupation: King
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profile name: Henry Hudson profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Marco Polo profile occupation: Explorer, Journalist
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profile name: Juan Ponce de León profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Vasco da Gama profile occupation: Explorer
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Despite all sorts of institutional obstacles, women have continued to reach stratospheric levels of success in a full gamut of professional pursuits, whether as scientists, scribes, educators, governmental leaders, athletes, designers, film directors or performers. Learn more about the plethora of triumphs obtained by our group of trailblazers.
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Some went where no man had gone before. Icons like Jacqueline Cochran, Mae C. Jemison, Annie Smith Peck and Zora Neale Hurston have held the torch for women to follow in the fields of anthropology, astronautics, aviation and mountain climbing. Take a look at some of the world’s top women adventurers and the terrains they’ve explored.
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