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Globetrotters

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Globetrotters

  1. 1. Globetrotters X Standard English Support Slide
  2. 2. AmerigoVespucci • Italian explorer • DescriptionAmerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer who was born in the Republic of Florence. Wikipedia • Born: 9 March 1454, Florence, Italy • Died: 22 February 1512, Seville, Spain • Nationality: Italian • Spouse: Maria Cerezo (m. 1505–1512) • Siblings: AgnolettaVespucci, BernardoVespucci, AntonioVespucci, GerolamoVespucci • Parents: NastagioVespucci, Lisabetta Mini Vespucci
  3. 3. Bartolomeu Dias • Portuguese explorer • DescriptionBartolomeu Dias, a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European to do so, setting up the route from Europe to Asia later on.Wikipedia • Born: 1450, Faro District, Portugal • Died: 29 May 1500, Cape of Good Hope, CapeTown, South Africa • Nationality: Portuguese • Known for: First European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa • Children: António Dias de Novais, Simão Dias de Novais • Siblings: Pêro Dias, Diogo Dias
  4. 4. Bartolomeu Dias • Portuguese explorer • DescriptionBartolomeu Dias, a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European to do so, setting up the route from Europe to Asia later on.Wikipedia • Born: 1450, Faro District, Portugal • Died: 29 May 1500, Cape of Good Hope, CapeTown, South Africa • Nationality: Portuguese • Known for: First European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa • Children: António Dias de Novais, Simão Dias de Novais • Siblings: Pêro Dias, Diogo Dias
  5. 5. Christopher Columbus • Explorer • Description ChristopherColumbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain. Wikipedia • Born: 1451, Genoa, Italy • Died: 20 May 1506,Valladolid, Spain • Buried: Catedral de Sevilla, Seville, Spain • Children: Diego Columbus, Ferdinand Columbus • Quotes • Following the light of the sun, we left the OldWorld. • No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. • For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps
  6. 6. Christopher Columbus
  7. 7. Ferdinand Magellan • Portuguese explorer • Description Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.Wikipedia • Born: 3 February 1480, Sabrosa, Portugal • Died: 27 April 1521, Mactan, Philippines • Nationality: Portuguese • Full name: Fernão de Magalhães • Known for:The first circumnavigation of the Earth • Spouse: María Caldera Beatriz Barbosa (m. 1517– 1521)
  8. 8. Ferdinand Magellan
  9. 9. Herodotus • Greek historian • Description Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire. He is known for having written the bookThe Histories, a detailed record of his "inquiry" on the origins of the Greco-PersianWars. Wikipedia • Born: Halicarnassus • Died:Thurii, Italy • Nationality: Greek • Parents: Lyxes, Dryo • Quotes • In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. • Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. • Force has no place where there is need of skill.
  10. 10. IBN BATTUTA • Moroccan scholar • Description Ibn Battuta was a Muslim Moroccan scholar, and explorer who widely travelled the medieval world. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including Central Asia, SoutheastAsia, South Asia and China.Wikipedia • Born: 24 February 1304,Tangier, Morocco • Died: Marrakesh, Morocco • Nationality: Moroccan • Parents: Fatomah • Era: Middle Ages
  11. 11. IBN BATTUTA • Moroccan scholar • Description Ibn Battuta was a Muslim Moroccan scholar, and explorer who widely travelled the medieval world. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including Central Asia, SoutheastAsia, South Asia and China.Wikipedia • Born: 24 February 1304,Tangier, Morocco • Died: Marrakesh, Morocco • Nationality: Moroccan • Parents: Fatomah • Era: Middle Ages
  12. 12. IBN BATTUTA • Moroccan scholar • Description Ibn Battuta was a Muslim Moroccan scholar, and explorer who widely travelled the medieval world. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the Islamic world and many non-Muslim lands, including Central Asia, SoutheastAsia, South Asia and China.Wikipedia • Born: 24 February 1304,Tangier, Morocco • Died: Marrakesh, Morocco • Nationality: Moroccan • Parents: Fatomah • Era: Middle Ages
  13. 13. James Cook • British explorer • DescriptionCaptain James Cook FRS was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.Wikipedia • Born: 7 November 1728, Marton-in-Cleveland, United Kingdom • Died: 14 February 1779, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, United States • Buried: 21 February 1779, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, United States • Spouse: Elizabeth Batts Cook (m. 1762–1779) • Children: NathanielCook, Hugh Cook, James Cook, George Cook, Elizabeth Cook, Joseph Cook
  14. 14. Marco Polo • Italian merchant • Description • Marco Polo was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the Republic ofVenice. His travels are recorded in Livre des merveilles du monde, a book that described to Europeans the wealth and great size of China, its capital Peking, and other Asian cities and countries.Wikipedia • Born: 15 September 1254,Venice, Italy • Died: 8 January 1324,Venice, Italy • Spouse: Donata Badoer (m. 1300–1324) • Known for:TheTravels of Marco Polo • Nationality:Venetian, Italian
  15. 15. Vasco da Gama • Portuguese explorer • Image result for vasco da gama • DescriptionVasco da Gama, 1st Count ofVidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, theWest and the Orient.Wikipedia • Born: Sines, Portugal • Died: 24 December 1524, Kochi • Nationality: Portuguese • Buried: Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal • Spouse(s): Catarina de Ataíde • Ship: São Gabriel
  16. 16. Xuanzang Chinese scholar Image result for xuanzang DescriptionXuanzang was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who travelled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the earlyTang dynasty. He is also known as HiuenTsang in history books of India.Wikipedia Born: 6 April 602 AD, Luoyang, China Died: 5 February 664 AD,Yintai District,Tongchuan, China Full name: Chen Hui Nationality: Chinese Parents: Lady Song, Chen Hui

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