Early explorers

Early explorers
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  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Pedro Cabral
  • His country paid for him to take two small caravels and a supply ship. He explored southernmost Africa. His expedition was important because he found the "Cape of Storms" and renamed it "Cape of Good Hope".
  • Christoper Columbus
  • His country paid for him to take four ships. He explored in wide arc south and west of Africa. His expedition was important because he went out to reach ocean currents that would help future sailors. 
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Cabral's country paid for him to take 13 ships with him. He explored west all the way to Brazil. His expedition was important because he claimed the land for his king and set up permanent forts.
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Columbus's country didn't pay anything, Spain paid for him to take 3 boats, two small and a large boat. He explored North America thinking it was the East Indies. His exploration was important because he conquered the natives and "found" North America
  • They Vespucci's county didn't pay for anything, Spain did. They helped him through his expedition. He explored the coast of South America. His expedition is important because if it wasn't for him people would probably still believe that South America is a separate continent then Asia.
  • Fernindans country paid for his voyage. He sailed the tip of Africa. His expedition was important because he discovered the Pacific ocean.
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