3 Explorers

By: Hadden Young

Vasco da Gama

- Vasco da Gama set sail in 1497

- He sailed to Calicut, India

- He started with 170 sailors

- He ended up with 54 sailors

- He sailed a total of 24,000 miles


- He studied mapmaking and navigation

- He found a passage through South America later known as the Straight of Magellan

- He changed the world because he is remembered as the first person to sail around the world

Christopher Columbus

- He went on his first voyage in 1492

- Queen Isabella of Spain financed his trip

- Three ships set sail on this voyage

- He sailed to the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, the Caribbean Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, and South and Central America