Leif Erikson: A Brief Biography Of Bartolomeu Dias And Christopher Columbus

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Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson was born in Iceland late in the 10th century, grew up in Greenland and he’s a famous explorer. He is the first European to land on the Americas. He led a crew of 35 men on a journey to America at around the year 1000. Historically important due to the fact that it was he who got to the Americas first, he discovered it.

Bartolomeu Dias
Bartolomeu Dias, a portuguese explorer who sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488 opening the way for a sea route from Europe to Asia which increased trade with India and other parts of Asia.. first European to do so. He is the one who originally named the “cape of good hope” as cape of storms. Him opening the sea route from Europe to Asia led Christopher Columbus to seek a royal patron for a mission to establish his own sea route to the far east, historically important to the U.S due to the fact that Christopher Columbus was the one who presumably thought he discovered America.

Christopher Columbus
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He wanted to establish his own sea route and propose that a person could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe since he believed in the round/small earth theory and asked spain to fund his trip where he left spain with Santa Maria, Pinta and Nińa in 1492. He participated in several other expeditions to Africa as well. Made atlantic slave trade with his search for gold. He is important because he is credited with discovering the New World, which is now known as the Americas (even though this has been proven false, a large amount of people were not

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