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Famous Explorers

ClueExplorer's Name
first European to cross Panama and see the Pacific Ocean Balboa
explored to northeast coast of CANADA for England Cabot
explorer who discovered AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, and Hawaiian Islands Captain Cook
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence River and named CANADA Cartier
Founded Quebec Champlain
1st explorer to sail west to get to Asia *landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts Columbus
discovered the Grand Canyon in search of the fabled Cities of Gold Coronado
conquered the Aztecs Cortes
first to sail around Africa all the way to Asia DA GAMA
explored Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth Ponce DE LEON
explored Florida and the southeast and discovered the MISSISSIPPI RIVER De SOTO
1st person to sail to southern tip of AFRICA DIAS
explorer whose crew mutinied HUDSON
1st European to travel the LENGTH of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER La Salle
first to circumnavigate the world Magellan
explorer who wrote about his travels to CHINA and got people excited about the riches of ASIA Marco Polo
explored the GREAT LAKES and MISSISSIPPI RIVER Nicollet
explored the ROCKY MOUNTAINS a mountain in COLORADO named AFTER HIM Pike
conquered the INCAS Pizarro
set up the first SCHOOL OF NAVIGATION Prince Henry
2nd person to circumnavigate the world Sir Francis Drake
proved Columbus had found new land North and South America named after him Amerigo Vespucci
reached North America 500 years BEFORE Columbus Vikings
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