David Thompson (explorer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


David Thompson (explorer)

British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1770

Place of Birth: Westminster, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 10-Feb-1857

Profession: cartographer, explorer, canoeist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About David Thompson (explorer)

  • David Thompson (30 April 1770 – 10 February 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and cartographer, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer".
  • Over Thompson's career, he traveled some 90,000 kilometres (56,000 mi) across North America, mapping 4.9 million square kilometres (1.9 million square miles) of North America along the way.
  • For this historic feat, Thompson has been described as the "greatest land geographer who ever lived."

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