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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.
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.
French explorer, found the St. Lawrence River and laid claim to Canada as a French possession (1534) (claimed Canada for France)
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Chinese admiral during the Ming Dynasty, he led great voyages that spread China's fame throughout Asia and Africa
supported the exploration of the New World, built up the military, and navy. Her leadership and
guidance led to the defeat of the Spanish
Armada in 1588 associated her name
forever with what is popularly viewed as
one of the greatest victories in English
Prince Henry the Navigator
Sent others to explore for him, made very first explorer school
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