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Explorers

  • Period: Dec 3, 1271 to Dec 3, 1295

    Marco Polo

  • Period: Dec 3, 1394 to Dec 3, 1460

    Prince Henry

    Created navigation school in Sagres, Portugal Explored the western African coastline
  • Period: Dec 3, 1492 to Dec 3, 1504

    Christopher Columbus

    Made 4 voyages to West Indies and Caribbean Islands
  • Period: Dec 3, 1497 to Dec 3, 1498

    John Cabot

    Explored the shores of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Labrador
  • Period: Dec 3, 1513 to Dec 3, 1514

    Vasco de Balboa

    Led expedition across Panama and found the Pacific Ocean
  • Period: Dec 3, 1519 to Dec 3, 1521

    Hernando Cortez

    Conquered Aztecs in Mexico
  • Period: Dec 3, 1520 to Dec 3, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Commanded first globe circling voyage
  • Period: Dec 3, 1523 to Dec 3, 1535

    Francisco Pizarro

    Conquered Peru
  • Period: Dec 3, 1577 to Dec 3, 1580

    Sir Frances Drake

    First English to sail around the world-Defeated the Spanish Armada- Claimed California for England
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    Samuel de Champlain

    Explored eastern coast of North America and the coast of the St. Lawrence River to Lake Huron-Reached Lake Champlain