European Explorers

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  1. An English explorer who travelled completely around the world.
    Sir Francis Drake
  2. An Italian explorer who travelled to Asia and China looking for spices.
    John Cabot
  3. An Italian explorer who sailed for Spain and discovered the new world.
    Christopher Columbus
  4. A Spanish explorer who conquered the Incan natives that lived in Peru.
    Francisco Pizarro
  5. A Spanish explorer that conquered the Aztects that lived in Mexico.
    Hernan Cortes
  6. An English explorer who discovered the coasts of Canada and set up the first European colony in Canada.
    Marco Polo
  7. A French explorer who made alliances with the natives of Canada and set up a French colony in Canada.
    Jacques Cartier
  8. An English explorer who discovered the Hudson Bay and Hudson Rivers in Canada.
    Henry Hudson
  9. An English explorer who discovered the continent of Australia and set up a penal colony there.
    Captain James Cook
  10. A member of the Potuguese royal family who established a school that taught people how to navigate the seas.
    Prince Henry the Navigator
  11. A Portuguese explorer who found a sea route from Portugal to Asia by going south around Africa.
    Vasco de Gam
  12. A Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the state of Florida.
    Juan Ponce de Leon
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European Explorers
2014-09-30 23:12:39
Explorers Social Studies

12 European explorers with descriptions of what they are known for.
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