Geo Notes: Overseas Empires (6)EXPLORERS

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Geo Notes: Overseas Empires (6)EXPLORERS
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  1. Pedro Alvares Cavral
    • Portugal
    • sailed to Calicut
    • -- won bloody trade war
    • Portugese Control of Indian Ocean
    • Claimed Brazil
  2. Conquistadors
    conquerors
  3. Hernán Cortés
    • Spain
    • landed in Mexico; met Aztecs
    • --Ruler: Montezuma II
    • Fighting; Cortés takes over Mexico
  4. Francisco Pizarro
    • Spain
    • invaded Peru (Inca Empire)
    • --Ruler: Atahualpa
    • Killed ruler and many Incans
  5. Henry Hudson
    • Netherlands (Dutch)
    • English Navigator
    • Claimed land for Dutch along Atlantic coast of N. America
  6. Giovanni da Varrazano
    • France
    • explored North American coast
    • --looking for passage to Asia (failed)
  7. Jaques Cartier
    • France
    • sailed up St. Lawrence River to what is Montreal
    • Claimed much of eastern Canada for France
  8. Samuel de Champlain
    • France- (French mapmaker)
    • founded Quebec
    • Quebec: 1st permanent French settlement in Americas
  9. Jaques Marquette
    • France
    • explored Mississippi Valley
  10. Louis Joliet
    • France
    • Explored Mississippi Valley
  11. Robert Cavelier
    • France
    • claimed region surrounding Mississippi River for France
  12. John Cabot
    • England
    • explored coast- now Finland

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