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Vasco da Gama
From Portugal, Returned from India in 1497-1498.
Bartolomeo Diaz
From Portugal, Reached the Cape of Good Hope in Africa in 1488.
Pedro Cabral
From Portugal, Reached Brazil in 1500.
Amerigo Vespucci
From Portugal, Sailed along the coast of South America in 1499.
Alphonso de Albuquerque
From Portugal, Reached the Straits of Malacca near Indonesia in 1511.
Christopher Columbus
From Spain, Discovered the West Indies in 1492.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
From Spain, Discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
Hernando Cortez
From Spain, Gathered the wealth of Mexico in 1519.
Ferdinand Magellan
From Spain, His crew sailed around the world from 1519-1521.
Francesco Pizarro
From Spain, captured the wealth and empire of the Incas in 1528.
Francis Xavier
From Spain, Established Christianity in India, Japan, etc. in 1549.
Dutch East India Company
Dutch, Claimed the East Indies (Indonesia) in 1602.
John Cabot
From England, Claimed North America for King Henry in 1497-1498.
Francis Drake
From England, Circumnavigated the globe from 1577-1580.
Martin Frobisher
From England, Searched for the Northwest Passage in 1576.
Giovanni Verranzano
From France, Sailed the East coast of the United States in 1524.
Jacques Cartier
From France, Established French claims in America in 1534.
Samuel de Champlain
From France, Established Quebec and Northeast River Systems in 1608.