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(5th)Social Studies

(5th) Social Studies-Ch.3 People-Life In The Eastern Hemisphere

Marco Polo Italian explorer Traveled through China in the late 1200s
Kublai Khan Emperor of China Met with Marco Polo in the late 1200s
Zheng He Chinese explorer Made Seven major voyages to different parts of the world
Mansa Musa King of the African Kingdom of Mali in the Early 1300s
Eric the Red Viking Explorer Sailed to Iceland in about 965 and Greenland in about 982
Leif Ericsson Son of Eric the Red Sailed to North America in about 1000 Explored what is today known as Newfoundland
Johann Gutenberg German inventor of the Printing Press about 1450
Prince Henry Prince of Portugal Established a school for sailors and navigators
Bartolomeu Dias Portuguese Explorer Sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the Southern tip of Africa
Vasco da Gama Portuguese Explorer Sailed to India in 1497



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