October 31, 1451
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who is credited with discovering the New World. He led four expeditions to the Caribbean region and South America between 1492 and 1504, making him one of the most important explorers in history.
September 15, 1254
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, explorer and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295.