FAMOUS EXPLORERS What were these people looking for and what did they find?

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FAMOUS EXPLORERSFAMOUS EXPLORERSWhat were these people looking for and what did they find? Sent by Portugal in 1488 to explore the coast of Africa and find a way to Indian OceanAccomplishment:Sailed to the southern tip of AfricaBartolome DiasSent by Spain to find a western route to AsiaLanded near the Bahamas thinking he was in Asia and claimed the land for SpainReached America accidentally Christopher Columbus: 1492Sent by England to discover the Northwest PassageTraveled by sea to Canada and claimed this land for the BritishJohn Cabot- 1497Sent by Portugal to find a sea route to the EastHe was the first European to reach India by the sea routeVasco Da Gama- 1498 Sent by SpainTrying to find a water route to AsiaFirst to circumnavigate the globeStudied map making and navigationProved that the world was round, but died before completing the journeyFerdinand Magellan- 1519Sent by SpainSpanish conquistador who was trying to find riches for SpainConquered the Aztecs and MexicoHernando Cortes- 1521Sent by SpainLooking for goldConquered the Incas in Peru, South AmericaFrancisco Pizarro- 1531

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