was given credit as the first person to circumnavigate around the world.
Vasco de Gama
Was Portuguese, was the first person to make it to the west indies.
was the first person to make it to the tip of south africa, the Cape of Good Hope.
sailed for spain, was looking for a sea route to asia but, found a new world. Given credit for finding america but didn't know he had found it.
America is named after him because he went to america and discovered it wasn't asia and recorded all his findings
Spanish conquistador who conquered the incas and took over what is today, peru
Spanish conquistador who conquered the aztecs and took over what is today mexico
attempted to find the northwest passage but instead discovered the Saint Lawrence River
attempted to find the northwest passage but instead found Newfoundland and claimed it for england
attempted to find the northwest passage but instead found Hudson River, Hudson Bay, and Hudson Straight. (theses are in what is today new york and canada)
found Brazil and claimed it for Portuguese. this is the only land that Portugal has in south america.
Henry "The Navigator"
Built a school for navigation, remembered for his navigation of the South African Coast.