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1487 Portugal, Sailed to tip of Africa called the Cape of Good Hope, Inspired further expeditions to search for route to Asia
Claimed Brazil for Portugal n 1500. He had intended to follow Da Gama but was blown off course.
Vasco da Gama
.he led the first naval expedition from Europe to sail to India, opening an important commercial sea route the first European to reach India by sea sailing around the tip of Africa
controversial figure who mistakenly "discovered" the Americas in 1492 while searching for a faster route to India.
Vasco de Balboa
crossed the Isthmus of Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean
Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expedition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world.
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
Spanish explorer who led the conquest of the Inca Empire of Peru in 1531-1533.
English explorer who claimed Newfoundland for England while looking for Northwest Passage
An English explorer who explored for the Dutch. He claimed the Hudson River around present day New York and called it New Netherlands. He also had the Hudson Bay named for him
French explorer, found the St. Lawrence River and laid claim to Canada as a French possession (1534) (claimed Canada for France)