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Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535 - 1595), an English sailor and explorer. While searching for a northwest passage to Asia in 1576 he discovered Frobisher Bay, an inlet of Baffin Island north of Labrador.

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Cook, James (1728 - 1779), a British navigator. Captain Cook accurately charted vast regions of the South Pacific; provided a basis for England's claim to Australia and New Zealand; and developed a diet that prevented scurvy among seamen.

El Cid

Cid, El , the popular name of Rodrigo (or Ruy) Diaz de Bivar (1040 - 1099), a Spanish national hero.

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