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Explorers Social Studies
12 European explorers with descriptions of what they are known for.
An English explorer who travelled completely around the world.
Sir Francis Drake
An Italian explorer who travelled to Asia and China looking for spices.
An Italian explorer who sailed for Spain and discovered the new world.
A Spanish explorer who conquered the Incan natives that lived in Peru.
A Spanish explorer that conquered the Aztects that lived in Mexico.
An English explorer who discovered the coasts of Canada and set up the first European colony in Canada.
A French explorer who made alliances with the natives of Canada and set up a French colony in Canada.
An English explorer who discovered the Hudson Bay and Hudson Rivers in Canada.
An English explorer who discovered the continent of Australia and set up a penal colony there.
Captain James Cook
A member of the Potuguese royal family who established a school that taught people how to navigate the seas.
Prince Henry the Navigator
A Portuguese explorer who found a sea route from Portugal to Asia by going south around Africa.
Vasco de Gam
A Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the state of Florida.
Juan Ponce de Leon