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Prince Henry

Port. Sponsored and encouraged port. Voyages to the east ( school of navigation)

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Dias

Port. 1st around tip of Africa (cape of good hope )

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Vasco de gama

Port. 1st to find all water route to Asia (India)

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Columbus

Spain. 1st to sail west in search of water route to Asia, 1st to reach amer. ( claimed West Indies, Caribbean islands for Spain

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Cabral

Port. Claimed Brazil for port.

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Balboa

Spain . Explored panama , discovered Pacific Ocean

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Vespucci

Port. Amer named for him, maps proved new world and not Asia

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Magellan

Spain. 1st to circumnavigate world, named pacific, claimed Philippines

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Cortes

Spain. Conquered Aztecs in mex. (Gold and silver)

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Pizarro

Spain. Conquered incas in peru( gold and silver) Spain claims large parts in s. America

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Ponce de Leon

Spain. Explored and claimed Florida for Spain (st Augustine-1st settlement in U.S.)

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Coronado

Spain. Explored and claimed Sw u.s. For Spain (Arizona, New Mexico, tx, nev.)

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De soto

Spain, explored SE us ( including al)