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Chapter 2 TermsFrancisco CoronadoA Spanish conquistador who explored was one of the first Europeans to explore the area occupied by the present day Southwest United States. His main goal was to locate the Seven Cites of Gold. He was unsuccessful in his expeditions. (b. 1510 d.1554)Francis DrakeAn English pirate and privateer who was a driving force in combating the Spanish Armada. He was an Englishman under the control of Queen Elizabeth I. He was one of the most successful in looting and destroying Spanish ships in the Caribbean and Atlantic. He helped the English begin to start their eventually takeover as the world’s superpower in the sea. (b.1540 d. 1596) Sir Humphrey GilbertAn English explorer and member of Parliament. He Served under Elizabeth I alongside his cousin Sir Francis Drake. He attempted to find the Northwest Passage. He claimed England’s first piece of land in the North America in Newfoundland in 1583. (b.1539 d.