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Christopher Columbus. An Italian sailor who tried to reach the east by sailing westwards.  It  took Columbus 8 years to get anyone to give him money for ships and  sailors.  Eventually the King of Spain did.  In 1492, he sailed with three  ships called the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria.  Columbus was out of  sight of land for longer than anyone else before him.  Eventually he  sighted land and realised he had discovered a new island.  It was in fact  what we now call the Caribbean.  Columbus died in 1506.  He never did  achieve his goal of reaching the East. John Cabot. John Cabot was an Italian sailor, who, in 1497, set out from Bristol to  reach Asia by sailing across the northern part of what we now call the  Atlantic Ocean.  He eventually landed in Canada having made the same  mistake as Columbus before him.  It was important for the explorers to 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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