Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean in 1492, financed by Spain, on a voyage to find a new route to asia. However, while trying to seek India, discover today's North America. Thinking he was on India, he named the people he found there "Indians".
Vasco de Gama
Vasco set sail for the east. he first on his voyage found the Americas, with his 170 man crew. Vasco traveled over 6000 miles and was the first to travel completely around the world.
Magellan was an astronomer who had a soft spot for adventures. Magellan got his first taste of adventure when he traveled with trading ships on the Panama canal. he late then got a chance to travel when Charles the first agreed to finance him.