Famous Explorers

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  1. Which English explorer completely travelled around the whole world? (Circumnavigate)
    Sir Francis Drake
  2. Which Italian explorer travelled to Asia and China in search for spices?
    Marco Polo
  3. Which Italian Explorer sailed for Spain and discovered the New World?
    Christopher Columbus
  4. Which Spanish explorer conquered the Incan natives that lived in Peru?
    Francisco Pizarro
  5. Which Spanish explorer conquered the Aztecs that lived in Mexico?
    Hernan Cortes
  6. Which English explorer discovered the coast of Canada and set up the first European colony in Canada?
    John Cabot
  7. Which French explorer who made alliances with the natives of Canada and set up a french colony in Canada?
    Jacques Cartier
  8. Which English explorer discovered The Hudson Bay and Hudson Rivers in Canada?
    Henry Hudson
  9. Which English explorer discovered the continent of Australia and set up a penal colony there?
    Captain James Cook
  10. Who is a member of the Portuguese royal family who established a school that taught people how to navigate the seas?
    Prince Henry the Navigator
  11. Who is a Portuguese explorer who found a sea route from portugal to Asia by going south around Africa?
    Vasco de Gama
  12. Which Spanish explorer was the first European to explore the state of Florida?
    Juan Ponce de Leon
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Famous Explorers
2015-10-22 14:48:53

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