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the age of discovery: sailors and explorers

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bartolomeu dias
portuguese explorer, he sailed around the southern tip of africa
henry the navigator
prince of portugal, he helped promote exploration by portuguese sailors
vasco da gama
portuguese sailor, he sailed around africa to reach india
john cabot
italian sailor who sailed for henry VII of england, he reached the coast of canada
francis drake
english sailor, he was sent to the americas to steal gold and silver from spanish ships
jacques cartier
french explorer, he sailed up the saint lawerence river and claimed land in north america for france
christopher columbus
italian sailor supported by the rulers of spain, he reached the americas in 1492, becoming the first european to do so.
ferdinand magellan
portuguese explorere who sailed for spain, his crew was the first to circumnavigate the globe