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Who was Christopher Columbus?
He discovered America.
Who was Magellan?
He was the first to sail around the world.
Who was Leif Erickson?
He reached North America before Columbus.
Who was Prince Henry The Navigator?
He built a school for sailors.
Who was Amerigo Vespucci?
Explored North and South America. Both Americas are named after him, because he was the first to realize that Americas weren't part of Asia.
Who was Marco Polo?
Discovered a sea route to Asia.
Who was Vasco Nunez de Balboa?
First to reach the Pacific shores of the Americas.
Who was Hernando de Cortez?
Defeated the Aztec Empire in what is now Mexico.
Who was Sir Francis Drake?
First Englishman to sail around the world.
Who was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado?
He explored what is now the Southwestern US and discovered the Grand Canyon.