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Hernan Cortes

conquered the Aztecs

Vasco de Gama

traveled to India for Portugal in 1497

John Cabot

Italian who sailed for England; explored New England

Bartolomeo Dias

rounded Africa for Portugal in 1488

Ferdinand Magellan

his expedition was the first to travel around the world

Amerigo Vespucci

Italian who told Columbus he had found a New World

Sir Francis Drake

"the Sea Dog" of England, 2nd to travel around the world

Francisco Pizarro

conquered the Incas

Jacques Cartier

explored Canada for France

Prince Henry of Portugal

developed a school for navigators in 1419

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