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Diaz
Found Cape of Good Hope
De Gama
Went around the tip of Africa
Cabral
discovered Brazil
Columbus
Discovered America
Balboa
Discovered the Pacific Ocean
Ponce de Leon
Established St. Augustine and discovered Florida
Cortez
Encountered and conquered the Aztecs
Magellan
Circumnavigated the globe (died on the way)
Fracisco Coronado
Explored the American Southwest
Hernando De Soto
Discovers the Mississippi
John Cabot
Found Newfoundland and Labador
Drake
Second person to circumnavigate the globe (survived the trip)
Davis
Charted the Arctic waters
Verrazano
Discovered the New York Harbor (eaten by cannibals in a later expidition)
Cartier
Discovered St Laurence River
Champlain
Discovered Qubec and Montreal
La Salle
Claimed 1/3 of the U.S. (things around and connected the Mississippi)
Marguette & Joliet
Established fur trade in St Louis and Detroit
Henry Hudson
Discovered the Hudson River and Bay (overthrowned by crew and disapppeared)
Amerigo Vespucci
Found the New World and was to have it named after him (America)
Vikings
Earliest known Europeans to explore America (around A.D. 1000)
Chinese
Poissibly landed in the Americas before the Vikings (pre-1000)