Terms in this set (9)
Vasco da Gama (Portuguese)
the first European to reach India by sea sailing around the tip of Africa.
Bartolomeu Dias (Portugal)
Portuguese explorer who rounded the tip of Africa
Ferdinand Magellan (Spain)
First to circumnavigate the globe
Christopher Columbus (Spain)
He discovered the Americas in 1492 while searching for a faster route to India.
Jacques Cartier (France)
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Francisco Pizarro (Spain)
Conquered the Incas
Defeated the Aztec in Mexico.
Prince Henry the Navigator (Portugal)
Financed expeditions along the African coastline
English privateer who defeated the Spanish Armada.