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  • European Explorers Chapter 5
  • Columbus
    • Explored from 1492 - 1506
    • He was sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
  • Christopher Columbus
    • Columbus was a sailor from Italy who at the age of 15 knew he wanted to explore far away lands.
    • He explored the new world to find another route to Asia and to search for gold and riches
    • Columbus is known for claiming lands in the new world, providing new maps, and mistreating native people.
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  • Cabot
    • Explored from 1497 - 1498
    • He was sponsored by King Henry VII of England
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  • John Cabot
    • John was a merchant shopkeeper from Venice, Italy. He was a skilled navigator and wanted to explore new lands.
    • He wanted to explore the new world to find gold and riches like he had seen come from Asia.
    • Cabot was known for claiming new lands and for providing new map information of what is now known as Canada.
  • Ponce de Leon
    • Explored from 1506 - 1521
    • He was sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain.
  • Juan Ponce de Leon
    • Leon was a soldier who explored lands in the Caribbean. He founded Florida for Spain, thinking it was an island which held the fountain of youth.
    • He explored the new world to find gold and riches as well as to search for a new route to Asia.
    • Leon was known for claiming new lands, and for establishing settlements in what is now known as Florida.
  • Cortes
    • Explored from 1519 - 1521
    • He was a sponsored by Spain.
  • Herman Cortes
    • Cortes was a Spanish Nobleman who explored Mexico in search of the rich Mexican Empire.
    • Herman main motive for exploring the new world was to find gold and riches.
    • Cortes was known for attacking the Aztecs and spreading the smallpox disease among the Aztec people.
  • Cartier
    • Explored from 1534 - 1542
    • He was sponsored by King Francis I of France.
  • Jacques Cartier
    • Cartier was an experienced navigator and explorer from France.
    • He explored the new world to find a Northwest Passage to find a shorter route to Asia.
    • Cartier was known for establishing a settlement in what is now Canada for France. He also provided new information for maps of the Americas.
  • Coronado
    • Explored from 1540 - 1542
    • He was sponsored by Spain but his money was provided by his wife, the viceroy of Mexico.
  • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    • Coronado was a Spanish nobleman who explored much of Mexico and the southwest United States.
    • He came to America to seek glory and fortune.
    • Coronado was known for is maps. He discovered the Grand Canyon and Rio Grande. Coronado was also known for his cruel mistreating and killing of the native pueblo Indians.
  • Hudson
    • Explored from 1609 - 1610
    • He was sponsored by the Dutch East India Company in Holland, England.
  • Henry Hudson
    • Hudson was an English sea captain.
    • He explored the new world mainly in search of a shorter route to Asia.
    • Hudson is known for discovering what is now call the Hudson River and a body of water called Hudson Bay.
  • La Salle
    • Explored from 1667 - 1684
    • He was sponsored by King Louis of France but had the governor of Montreal paid for his journey.
  • Robert de La Salle
    • La Salle was French nobleman who was a fur trader along the St. Lawrence River.
    • His motive for exploring the territories already owned by France was to find personal wealth in the way of trading goods.
    • La Salle is known for founding Louisiana for France as well as making maps of the Mississippi River.
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