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Exploration Web Activity Navigate to the following website: Use the information provided in the website to complete the following chart European Explorers Name Birth Death Major Accomplishment(s) John Cabot born circa 1450 in Genoa 1499 , presumed to have perished at sea His expeditions proved the existence of a shorter route across the northern Atlantic Ocean, which would later facilitate the establishment of other British colonies in North America Francisco Pizarro born around 1474 in Trujillo, Spain armed supporters of Almagro broke into Pizarro’s palace in Lima and assassinated him on June 26, 1541 Pizarro then conquered Cuzco, another important Inca city, and founded the city of Lima, now the capital of Peru Hernán Cortés born 1485 in Medellín, Spain died in Spain in 1547 best known for conquering the Aztecs and claiming Mexico on behalf of Spain Cortés sent five now-famous letters to Spanish King Charles V of Spain about the lands he had conquered and life in Mexico Francisco de Coronado Born circa 1510 into a noble family in Salamanca, Spain died in 1554 in Mexico

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