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wrote a book about his travels in China

Cartier

continued France's search for a water route to Asia by sailing the St. Lawerence river

de Leon

Explored present day florida while looking for the fountain of youth

Vesspucci

Was thought to be the first to come to the Americas. He explored the carribien and south America

Cheng Ho

sent china's ships to nearly every spot around china an early explorer

Prince Henry

sent ships down the coast of africa, and sent Diaz past the cape of good hope

Hudson

sailed the present day hudson river loooking for the northwest passage The dutch made land claims around the land he explored. the Hudson bay was also found, ***fish******

Cabot

Explored Canada and Newfoundland ****fish***** got england into exploring

de Soto

Conquerd&settled Florida and explored the American SE he inslaved many natives

de Cornado

led an expedition into north america and looked for gold. mainly in the american SW

Pizzaro

Defeated the powerful Icna empire

Magellan

Was the first to circumnavigate the WORLD, proving that the world is round

Cabral

Explored south america and claimed it 4 portugal.

Columbus

First person to go to the Americas and started the columbian exchange

Diaz

The first european to sail past the cape of good hope

Cortez

Started new spain and conquered the Aztec people

da Gama

Led the fist european route to india

marco polo

wrote a book about his travels in china

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