Christopher Columbus Italian bornItalian born sailed for Spainsailed for Spain set out for India in 1492set out for India in 1492 reached the Caribbean Islands insteadreached the Caribbean Islands instead returned 3 times for gold and slavesreturned 3 times for gold and slaves set foot on S.A. but never N.A.set foot on S.A. but never N.A.
Amerigo Vespucci Italian bornItalian born sailed for Spain and then Portugalsailed for Spain and then Portugal mapped the east coast of S.A.mapped the east coast of S.A. realized it was not part of Asiarealized it was not part of Asia
Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese bornPortuguese born sailed for Spainsailed for Spain set out to circumnavigate the globe in 1519set out to circumnavigate the globe in 1519 expedition made it back in 1522 - he didn’texpedition made it back in 1522 - he didn’t killed in a battle in the Phillippineskilled in a battle in the Phillippines
Francisco Pizarro Spanish conquistadorSpanish conquistador captured and killed Incan emperorcaptured and killed Incan emperor looted and destroyed Incan capitallooted and destroyed Incan capital founded Lima, Peru where he was assassinatedfounded Lima, Peru where he was assassinated
Hernan Cortes Spanish conquistadorSpanish conquistador sought gold and treasures in the Yucatansought gold and treasures in the Yucatan captured Aztec capital of Tenochtitlancaptured Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan Brutally killed Aztec emperor, MontezumaBrutally killed Aztec emperor, Montezuma claimed Mexico for Spainclaimed Mexico for Spain
Vasco da Gama Portuguese explorerPortuguese explorer discovered ocean route to Indiadiscovered ocean route to India sailed south around Africasailed south around Africa Brutally killed hundreds of MuslimsBrutally killed hundreds of Muslims