Thursday, December 10, 2015

Explorers & Navigators 20.9.1993

Alessandro Malaspina (November 5, 1754 – April 9, 1810) was an Italian explorer who spent most of his life as a Spanish naval officer. Under a Spanish royal commission, he undertook a voyage around the world from 1786 to 1788, then, from 1789 to 1794, a scientific expedition (the Malaspina Expedition) throughout the Pacific Ocean, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska.  

José Celestino Mutis (1732–1808) was a Spanish priest, botanist and mathematician, best known for leading the 25 year Royal Botanical Expedition to the New World, commencing in 1783.
José Celestino Mutis (6 April 1732 – 11 September 1808) was a Spanish priest, botanist and mathematician.

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