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Italian explorer who landed in present-day Newfoundland but told people he had found Cathay.
Caboto
name of the first European settlement in the Americas
Vinland
European who proved it was possible to reach Asia by sailing west from Europe
Magellan
local name for the Island which Columbus first landed
Guanahani
Italian explorer who figured out that Columbus had not reached Asia
Vespucci
first european to make a globe
Martin Behaim
portuguese explorer who was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa
Dias
leader of the first Europeans to visit the americans
Eriksson
Portuguese explorer who found a sea route to Asia by sailing around Africa
Da Gamma
portuguese leader who started a school for navigators
Prince Henry
European whose descriptions of the riches of China made traders want to go to Asia
Marco Polo