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Hernán Cortés, Explorer, Military Leader / Hernán Cortés, marquis del Valle de Oaxaca, was a Spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain. Moctezuma Ii, Conquistador, Aztec Empire, Cortez, New Spain, Wax Museum, Exploration, Centenario, Spain

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador who explored Central America, overthrew Montezuma and his vast Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain.

TIL Contrary to popular belief Christoph Kolumbus wasn't the discoverer of North America but Leif Erikson a viking living from Vikings Football, Minnesota Vikings, Erik Le Rouge, Leif Erikson Day, Christoph Kolumbus, Ragnar Lothbrook, Erik The Red, Facts For Kids, Norse Vikings

LEIF ERICSON (Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE was an English explorer Famous as a seaman, explorer and a pirate, sailing around the World, raiding the Spanish and helping to defeat the Spanish Armada and his wife usla st ledger Uk History, British History, Tudor History, Mary Drake, Spanish Armada, Elizabethan Era, Tudor Dynasty, Sir Francis, Tudor Era

Sir Francis Drake

Visit this site providing a short biography, facts, picture and information about Sir Francis Drake the famous explorer.Fast and accurate details and facts about the life and history of Sir Francis Drake.Learn the facts about Sir Francis Drake.

John Cabot - - century Italian explorer, discovered North America Cabot was an Italian-born explorer who, in attempting to find a direct route to Asia, became the first early modern European to discover North America. Bbc History, Canadian History, American History, Sebastian Cabot, Exploration, Native American Artifacts, Story Of The World, Newfoundland And Labrador, History Projects

History - John Cabot

Discover facts about John Cabot a 15th century explorer who discovered North America on his quest to find Asia.

Like Christopher Columbus, Cabot believed that sailing west from Europe was the shortest route to Asia. Cabot travelled to England and met with King Henry VII, who gave him a grant to "seek out, discover, and find" new lands for England. European History, World History, American History, Vatican Secret Archives, Genoa Italy, Early Middle Ages, King Henry, Scouts, Artist

This is the only real image of Christopher Columbus, as we reach the Vatican Secret Archives and the Historic archive Franciscan

Famous for: The Discovery of Guiana and establishing the Virginia colony of Roanoke Island in 1584 "Sir Walter Raleigh.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Visit this site providing a short biography, facts, picture and information about Sir Walter Raleigh the famous explorer.Fast and accurate details and facts about the life and history of Sir Walter Raleigh.Learn the facts about Sir Walter Raleigh.

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(March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass heretofore unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America", probably deriving its name from the feminized Latin version of Vespucci's first name.

Native American Painting - Sacagawea With Lewis And Clark During Their Expedition Of by Newell Convers Wyeth Us History, American History, Family History, History Timeline, History Education, Modern History, Westerns, Nc Wyeth, Louisiana Purchase

September 23, 2012 - Lewis and Clark Return!

– 1806 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their “Corps of Discovery” made the first recorded overland journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast and back, returning to St. Louis, Missouri, on this date in 1806. The trip took more than two years, yet everyone returned except one man, Sergeant Charles Floyd, who died of infection from a ruptured appendix, (Floyd would surely have died even if he'd stayed home in civilization, as there was at that time no known cure for…

Jacques Cartier by Théophile Hamel. Cartier was a French explorer who claimed Canada for France. Jacques Cartier, French History, Canadian History, American History, Black History, Saint Lawrence River, St Lawrence, Scouts, Dolphins

Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France.[1][2][3][4] He was the first European to describe and map[5] the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island).

Francisco Pizarro in 1535 began the conquest of the Inca Empire, then weakened by civil war. Cuzco fell in The Spanish built their capital at Lima, and by most of Peru was under their control. Ap European History, Us History, History Books, Conquistador, Lima, Scouts, Age Of Discovery, Inca Empire, Exploration

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Jacques Cartier by Théophile Hamel. Cartier was a French explorer who claimed Canada for France. Jacques Cartier, French History, Canadian History, American History, Black History, Saint Lawrence River, St Lawrence, Scouts, Dolphins

Jacques Cartier was an early French explorer of Canada. He made 3 voyages to Canada.