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World Explorers

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Marco Polo Italian who traveled throughout Asia in the 13th century. His writings inspired Columbus and others.
Christopher Columbus Italian who led the first European expeditions to the Americas and Caribbean in the late 1400s.
Vasco da Gama Portuguese explorer whose first voyage to India in 1497 established the first oceanic link between Europe and Asia.
Amerigo Vespucci Florentine who discovered that South America was not part of Asia in the early 1500s, contradicting earlier claims
Juan Ponce de Leon Spaniard who was named 1st governor of Puerto Rico in 1509.
Hernan Cortes Spaniard who conquered the Aztec Empire in 1519.
Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer who organized the first circumnavigation of the Earth, died in the Phillippines in 1521
Sir Francis Drake English explorer who defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588
Henry Hudson Englishman who explored present-day Canada and northeastern US in the early 1600s.
James Cook English explorer who was the first European to make contact with Hawaii, was later killed by native Hawaiians.
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