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Invaders of Europe that came from Scandinavia in about 1000BCE. Vikings only worked for themselves.
Christopher Columbus
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
John Cabot
Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
Jacques Cartier
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Henry Hudson
Discovered what today is known as the Hudson River. Sailed for England. He was looking for a northwest passage through North America.(1565-1611)
Samuel de Champlain
French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635) , Cartographer, governor of New France. The major role Champlain played in the St Lawrence River area earned him the title of "father of New France."