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Gil Eannes Portugal 1433 AD Sailed South along West coast of Africa, past Cape Bojador Explored mouth ofDiogo Cam Portugal 1482-1486 AD Congo R. and explored part of coast of West Africa
Bartolomeu Dias Portugal 1488 AD Explored Algoa and Mossel bays in South Africa, observing and naming Cape of Storms, later renamed Cape of Good HopeVasco da Gama Portugal 1497-1498 AD Sailed around Cape of Good Hope to Malindi on East coast of Africa, and then across Indian Ocean to Calicut, India
Alonso de Ojeda Spain 1499-1500 AD Explored North coast of South AmericaVicente Yáñex Spain 1499-1500 AD Sailed from Spain, Pinzón touched coast of Brazil not far from Recife, visited mouth of Amazon R., and then proceeded North as far as Guiana.
Pedro Álvares Portugal 1500 AD Touched coast of Cabral Brazil and rounded Cape of Good HopeGaspar Corte-Real Portugal 1501 AD Explored North East coast of New France and Newfoundland
Rodrigo de Spain 1501 AD Explored Central Bastidas America.Juan Ponce de León Spain 1513 AD Explored and named Florida
Vasco Núñez de Spain 1513 AD Explored Isthmus Balboa of Panama and named Pacific Ocean Explored estuary of Río de la Plata, sailed South, proceeding through strait which bears Ferdinand his name, and Magellan Portugal 1519-1521 AD traversed Pacific Ocean to Philippine Islands, where he was killed. He was first person to sail W around the globe to a longitude previously reached on an East voyage
Juan Sebastián del Spain 1519-1522 AD A commander in Cano Magellans expedition. After Magellans death, del Cano, in command of Victoria, the expeditions sole surviving ship, returned to Spain by way of Moluccas and Cape of Good Hope, thus being first to circumnavigate the globe
Hernán Cortés Spain 1519-1536 AD Explored East coasts of Mexico and Yucatán, conquered Mexico, and explored Baja CaliforniaFrancisco Pizarro Spain 1523-1535 AD Explored West coast of South America and conquered Peru
Álvar Núñez Spain 1527-1542 AD Explored South Cabeza de Vaca West region of what is now U.S. Headed an expedition to the Río de la Plata region, and then across South Brazil to Asunción, ParaguayHernando de Soto Spain 1539-1542 AD Explored what is now South East United States and part of lower Mississippi Valley
Hernando de Spain 1540 AD Explored the Alarcón Colorado R Traced Colorado R. northward, and Francisco Spain 1540-1542 AD sighted GrandVásquez de Canyon; exploredCoronado South California, New Mexico, N orth Arizona, North Texas, Oklahoma, and East Kansas
Pedro de Valdivia Spain 1540-1542 AD Explored Chile Francisco de Spain 1541-1542 AD Traced Amazon Orellana R., from its upper reaches in Andes to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocea
Juan Rodríguez Portugal 1542-1543 AD Explored West Cabrillo coast of Mexico and landed at Point Loma, CaliphPedro Fernandes Portugal 1596-1606 AD Explored de Queirós Marquesas and Solomon Islands of Pacific Ocean
Sebastián Spain 1596-1603 AD Explored WestVizcaíno coast of Mexico between Acapulco and Baja California; sailed to San Diego and Monterey bays