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Explorers of the New World
Transcript of Explorers of the New World
Born in Genoa, Italy in 1451.
Sailed the Atlantic for the Spanish.
Discovered the New World in 1492
First European to set foot on mainland North America.
Explored the coasts of the Americas for Spain and Portugal.
Explored what is now Florida
Became the first person to
- going around, especially by water.
Expedition was supported by King Charles I of Spain to find a westward route to the Spice Islands.
He left in 1519 and reached the Spice Islands in 1521.
He died in the Philippines in 1521.
The Magellanic penguin is named after him.
Famous Spanish Conquistador.
brought down the Aztec Empire.
Brought a large part of Mexico under the Spanish rule.
Died in Spain in 1547.
Helped Vasco Nunez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean.
Conquered the Inca Empire and founded the city of Lima.
Hernando de Soto
Was second in command to Pizarro during the conquest of Peru.
Explored N. America and was the first to discover the Mississippi River.
Died of fever in Louisiana
Sailed to the New World in 1534.
Gave Canada its name.
Discovered the St. Lawrence River.
Did not have the best relationship with the Native Americans, tarnishing his reputation.
Samuel de Champlain
1574 - 1635
Settled the city of Quebec.
Has a lake named after him.
Expedition was founded by the Dutch East India Company.
Explored different water routes in N. America.