15th-16th Century Explorers and Conquerors

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15th-16th Century Explorers and Conquerors by Mind Map: 15th-16th Century Explorers and Conquerors

1. Vasco Nunez de Balboa

1.1. Spanish conquistador

1.2. Established the first stable South American settlement

1.3. Falsely accused of treason by Pedro Arias Davila

1.4. Executed in 1519

1.5. Claimed the Pacific Ocean

1.5.1. Searching for gold

2. Ferdinand Magellan

2.1. Set out to find "Spice Islands" (East Indies)

2.1.1. 1519

2.2. First European to cross the Pacific Ocean

2.2.1. One out of five ships returned

2.3. Killed in action

2.4. Created a new perception of the world

3. Amerigo Vespucci

3.1. Italian born

3.2. Voyaged between the years of 1497-1504

3.3. America is named after him

3.4. Several deceptive claims made by him

4. Christopher Columbus

4.1. Determined to find route between Europe and Asia

4.2. Spain sponsored his journey

4.2.1. Limitless riches

4.3. Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria

4.3.1. Columbus' ships

4.4. August 3, 1492

4.4.1. Columbus embarked on his voyage

4.4.2. Found America by accident Marked the beginning of transatlantic conquest

4.5. The first European to see the new world.

5. Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

5.1. Seven Golden Cities located to the north

5.1.1. Led expedition in 1540

5.1.2. Current southwestern United States

5.2. Discovered landmarks

5.2.1. The Grand Canyon