Explorers/Discovers

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Explorers/Discovers
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2011-05-15 14:17:24
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  1. Neil Armstrong
    • American astronaut
    • first man to walk on the moon
  2. Sebastian Cabot
    • Italian explorer
    • Led first expedition find NW passage across North America
  3. Jacques Cartier
    • French explorer
    • claimed Canada for France
  4. Christopher Columbus
    • Italian explorer
    • made Europe aware of Americas, Spanish/European colonization of Western Hemisphere
  5. Hernan Cortez
    • Spanish explorer
    • claimed Mexico for Spain
    • conquered Aztecs
  6. Vasco da Gama
    • Portugese explorer
    • discovered oceanic route Portugal to India
  7. Bartolomeu Dias
    • Portugese explorer
    • first to sail around Cape of Good Hope
  8. Sir Francis Drake
    • Engish explorer
    • circumnavigated the Earth
  9. Lief Ericson
    • Viking explorer
    • landed in North America 500 years before Columbus
  10. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
    • New Zealand explorer
    • reached Mt. Everest summit
  11. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
    • opened the new West (US) to traders/trappers/settlers
    • with Sacagawea
  12. Ferdinand Magellan
    • Portugese explorer
    • sail around the Earth
  13. Francisco Pizzaro
    • Spanish explorer/warrior
    • discovered Incan empire, stole gold/silver/precious riches
  14. Marco Polo
    • Italian voyager
    • spent 24 years traveling Asia with father/uncle
    • met Kubla Khan in Beijing
  15. Juan Ponce de Leon
    • Spanish explorer
    • first to set foot in Florida
    • "fountain of youth" believer
  16. Prince Henry the Navigator
    • Portugese prince
    • Patron of explorers; financed sailing expeditions to Africa
  17. Amerigo Vespucci
    • America was named for him
    • discovered America was not a part of Asia

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