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Francisco Vasques de Coronado
Giovanni da Verrazano
Juan Ponce de Leon
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Samuel de Champlain
Vasco de Gama
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
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Chirstopher Columbus was born in Italy but lived in Spain and Portugal.
His trip was funded by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.
Christopher Columbus was an explorer looking for a shorter route to the far east.
His education was poor because his family lacked money.
Columbus was famous for dicovering America, but he died still thinking he had reached the Indies.
Christopher had three ships. (The Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria)
He had three younger brothers and one sister. Bartalomeo, Giovanni Pelegrino, Giacomo, and Bianchinetta Columbus
Columbus' second son, Ferdinand, was born,and was his favorite son. His mother was Dona Beatriz Enriquez
Rodrigo de Triana sighted land at 2:00 a.m on the first voyage.
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King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
Columbus's Ships: The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria
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