Explorers of The New World

By: Bryson Allen

Christopher Columbus

4 Facts

-Marco Polo inspired Columbus

-Isabella and Ferdinand, the King and Queen of Portugal, funded the trip

-3 ships sailed, the Niña, the Pínta and the Santa Maria

-He discovered the Bahamas, Carribean Islands and some of the mainland of South America

Vasco de Gama

5 Facts

-He sailed from Portugal to India

-July 8, 1497 is when he set sail

-He was the first to sail around Africa to India

-He found India

-Most of his sailors died of scurvy


3 Facts

-He studied mapmaking and navigation

-He was financed by Charles V of Spain

-He was killed in a tribal skirmish in the Mactan Islands in Phillipines