Explorers and Conquerors

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Explorers and Conquerors by Mind Map: Explorers and Conquerors

1. Christopher Columbus

1.1. October 12, 1492

1.2. Italian navigator

1.3. funded by the Spanish government

1.4. Credited for discovering the New World

2. Ferdinand Magellan

2.1. Sailed to the Indies in 1519

2.2. of Portuguese descent

2.3. hired by Spain

2.4. Killed in the Philippines (1521)

3. Hernan Cortes

3.1. Spanish conquestador

3.2. Established Veracruz

3.2.1. first Spanish colony in Mexico

3.3. caused the fall of the Aztec Empire

3.4. Appointed governor of New Spain in 1522

4. Jacques Cartier

4.1. explored the west coast of Newfoundland

4.2. sailed through the Gulf of St. Lawrence

4.3. Claimed Canada for France

4.4. 1534

4.5. goal: gold, riches, spices, passage to Asia

5. John Cabot

5.1. 1497 voyage to North America

5.2. Claimed Canada for England

5.3. first to search for Northwest Passage

5.4. Italian-born Englishman