Englishman who sailed the shores of Spanish America, capturing treasure & looting towns
led an expedition from Cuba to Mexica in 1519
Sameul de Champlain
founded Quebec on the St. Lawrence River
made the 1st of 3 voyages to northern North America, searching for the elusive passage, but he failed to find it.
Pedro Alvares Cabral
led a fleet of Portuguese ships & claimed land that lie east of the treaty line
Dutch East India Company funded an expedition by this English navigator; The river @ New York bears his name.
King Henry VII ordered him to discover new lands unknown to Christians; believed he had found Asia
1st man to circle the earth
was the acting governor of Darien; claimed a body of water for Spain.
Robert la Salle
followed the Mississippi to its delta & claimed the vast lands drained by it for France; He named the region Louisiana, after the French king, Louis XIV.
established a mission in California & went from mission to mission to make sure Indians would not be abused.
soldier who set sail for Panama in 1531; was captured by Spaniards, but conquered them later.
Juan Ponce de Leon
one of the 1st Spaniards to head to the Northern lands; looked for the fountain of youth but never found it; claimed Florida for Spain.
an Italian navigator & merchant; He reached the main land of the New World before Columbus
claimed San Salvador for Spain; 1st to read the "Travels" of Marco Polo; found enough gold to raise his hopes; found America