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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
ITALIAN EXPLORER WHO SAILED FOR SPAIN; DISCOVERED THE AMERICAS IN 1492
LEIF ERICSON
VIKING WHO SAILED TO NORTH AMERICA AROUND A.D.1000
MARCO POLO
ITALIAN MERCHANT WHO TRAVELED THE LENGTH OF ASIA
JOHANN GUTENBERG
GERMAN INVENTOR OF THE MOVABLE-TYPE PRINTING PRESS
PRINCE HENRY THE NAVIGATOR
PORTUGUESE PRINCE WHO FOUNDED A NAVIGATION SCHOOL AND SENT EXPEDITIONS TO WEST AFRICA
MARTIN LUTHER
GERMAN MONK WHO PROTESTED FALSE DOCTRINES OF THE ROMAN CHURCH, SPARKING THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
FERDINAND & ISABELLA
KING & QUEEN OF SPAIN WHO SPONSORED COLUMBUS'S VOYAGES TO THE NEW WORLD
AMERIGO VESPUCCI
ITALIAN SAILOR FOR WHOM AMERICA IS NAMED; FIRST TO REALIZE THAT A NEW CONTINENT HAD BEEN DISCOVERED
PONCE DE LEON
FIRST SPANIARD TO LAND ON THE MAINLAND OF NORTH AMERICA
VASCO DE BALBOA
SPANISH EXPLORER WHO DISCOVERED THE PACIFIC OCEAN
FERDINAND MAGELLAN
PORTUGUESE SAILOR WHO BEGAN A THREE-YEAR VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD
HERNANDO CORTES
SPANISH CONQUEROR OF THE AZTEC INDIANS IN MEXICO
MONTEZUMA
POWERFUL CHIEFTAIN OF THE AZTEC INDIANS
FRANCISCO PIZARRO
SPANISH CONQUEROR OF THE INCA INDIANS IN PERU
FRANCISCO CORONADO
SPANISH EXPLORER WHO DISCOVERED THE GRAND CANYON
HERNANDO DE SOTO
SPANISH EXPLORER AND DISCOVERER OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
JUAN CABRILLO
PORTUGUESE SAILOR EMPLOYED BY THE SPANISH WHO EXPLORED THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA
PHILLIP II
POWERFUL CATHOLIC MONARCH OF SPAIN WHO SENT THE "INVINCIBLE ARMADA" TO CONQUER PROTESTANT ENGLAND
ELIZABETH I
STRONG PROTESTANT QUEEN OF ENGLAND WHO ENCOURAGED THE EXPLORATION OF THE NEW WORLD; QUEEN AT THE TIME OF THE SPANISH ARMADA'S DEFEAT
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
ENGLISH SEA CAPTAIN WHO RAIDED SPANISH SHIPS AND OUTPOSTS
JACQUES CARTIER
FRENCH EXPLORER WHO DISCOVERED THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN
FRENCH EXPLORER WHO ESTABLISHED QUEBEC; KNOWN AS THE "FATHER OF NEW FRANCE"
JACQUES MARQUETTE & LOUIS JOLIET
FRENCHMEN WHO EXPLORED THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ROBERT CAVALIER DE LA SALLE
FRENCH EXPLORER WHO CLAIMED THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FOR FRANCE