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Exploration Web Activity Navigate to the following website: Use the information provided in the website to complete the following chart BY: ELIZABETH BALDERRAMA European Explorers Name Birth Death Major Accomplishment(s) John Cabot 1450 1499 Earliest known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits Finland. Francisco Pizarro 1474 1541 First European to the Pacific Ocean Hernán Cortés 1485 1547 Conquering the Aztecs and claiming Mexico on behalf of Spain. Francisco de Coronado 1510 1554 Discovered the Gran Canyon and other physical landmarks and clashed violently with local Indians. Juan Ponce de Leon 1460 1521 Accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 1493 voyage to the New World. Vasco Núñez de Balboa 1475 1519 Helped establish the first stable settlement on the South American continent at Darien, on the coast of the Isthmus of Pana. He sighted the Pacific Ocean. Ferdinand Magellan 1480 1521 First European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

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