EARLY EUROPEAN EXPLORERS OF THE NEW WORLD (Portugeuse group (Bartolomeu…
EARLY EUROPEAN EXPLORERS OF THE NEW WORLD
Bartolomeu Dias Algarve
the first European explorer to sail around the southern tip of Africa discovering what is called the Cape of Good Hope. He discovered Cape of Good Hope. Born in Portugal.
Pedro Cabral Belmonte
He discovered Brazil. Portuguese navigator who is generally credited as the first European to reach Brazil. Was born in Belmonte.
Vasco da Gama Sines
The first person to sail directly from Europe to India. He was commissioned by the Portuguese king to find a maritime route to the East. Was born in Sines.
Discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. Explored the ocean to prove that you could travel the world on seas. Born in Portugal.
Known for accidentally discovering the west indies. Explored for Queen Isabell. From Italy
He was a famous Italian explorer who explored North and South America.
Famous for traveling to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the Silk Road.From Italy.
Sir Frances Drake
He secretly robbed Spanish treasure ships for the Queen of England. He traveled the globe from 1577-1580 and was born in England.
Sir Walter Raleigh
He fought with the Huguenots in France and later studied law in London. He sailed to America with explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert, his half brother. He was born in Devon.
Juan Ponce de León
He gave Florida its name and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico. He explore a nearby island, which became Puerto Rico. Was born in Spain.
He gave Florida its name and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico.He explore a nearby island, which became Puerto Rico. He was born in Spain.
Vasco de Balboa
He was known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World. Born in Spain.
At the age of 14 he ran away to sea, embarking on a ship which sailed from Santander to engage French corsairs.Born in Spain.
Hernando de Soto
He discovered the Mississippi River. He was the first European to explore Florida and the southeastern US. He was born in Spain.
Defeated the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain. He sailed to explore Mexico. He was born in Spain.