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ExplorerDateCountryExplorationsBalboa1475-1519SpainHe crossed theIsthmus of Panamato the Pacific Oceanin 1513. Became thefirst European to leadan expedition to haveseen or reached thePacific from the NewWorld.Cabot1477-1577ItalyHe conducted hisown voyages ofdiscovery, seekingthe NorthwestPassage throughNorth America forEngland.Cabral1467-1520PortugalHe conducted thefirst substantialexploration of thenortheast coast ofSouth America andclaimed it forPortugal.Cartier1491-1557FranceHe was the firstEuropean to describeand map the Gulf ofSaint Lawrence andthe shores of theSaint Lawrence River.Champlain1567-1635FranceHe founded Quebec,and New France.Columbus1451-1506ItalyHe completed fourvoyages across theAtlantic Ocean,opening the way forEuropean explorationand colonization ofthe Americas.Cortez1485-1547SpainHe led an expeditionthat caused the fall ofthe Aztec Empire andbrought large
portions of what isnow mainland Mexicounder the rule of theKing of Castile in the

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