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Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was good at sailing. The queen of Spain financed Columbus. He had a fleet of 3 ships. Columbus set sail August 3, 1492.
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Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama set sail July 8, 1497. He was the first to reach India by sea. He traveled 24,000 miles. Vasco started his voyage with 170 and ended with about 85 (half).
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Ferdinand Magellan

King Charles of Spain financed his voyage. Magellan proved that the world was round. He found his passage through both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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