The Explorers of America
The names of the most famous Explorers of the New World. The list and chart of the Explorers of America provide links to comprehensive biographies and timelines of the explorers of America who played a major role in the discovery of the New World. The famous exploers included Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Leif Ericson, Sir Francis Drake, Ponce de Leon, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Samuel de Champlain, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Sir Walter Raleigh, Jacques Cartier, Henry Hudson, Hernando de Soto and John Cabot.
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The Explorers of America - Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus was famous for discovering America in 1492 while he was searching for a new trade route to the Indies.
The Explorers of America - Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was famous for undertaking first expedition around the world, sailing through the Straits of Magellan and reaching the Pacific Ocean.
The Explorers of America - Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson River. the Hudson Strait, and Hudson Bay.
The Explorers of America - Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explored New Mexico and the south-western United States and discovered the Great Plains of Kansas.
The Explorers of America - Leif Ericson
Leif Ericson was the Viking who is regarded as the first European to visit the New World.
The Explorers of America - Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake was famous as the first to pass from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of South America in his ship the Golden Hind.
The Explorers of America - Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci was famous for demonstrating that the New World was not Asia but an unknown new continent.
The Explorers of America - Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier was famous for leading 3 expeditions to Canada, exploring the coast from the Cape Fear River to Nova Scotia.
The Grande Hermine - the ship of Jacques Cartier
The Explorers of America - Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto was famous for exploring the south-eastern United States from Tampa Bay to South Carolina and crossing the Mississippi River.
The Explorers of America - John Cabot
John Cabot crossed the North Atlantic and reached the coast of America, north of Nova Scotia.