Spanish Explorers

By: Tyler Short

Christopher Columbus

Marco Polo inspired Christopher Columbus to become an explorer.

He took 3 ships on his voyage.

His voyage was financed by Queen Isabella.

He was a good captain.

Vasco de Gama

He sailed to India.

It was the equivalent of going to space.

He set sail in 1497.

He sailed through a small waterway through Brazil.

He was the first to discover South America.

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Magellan

He studied astronomy and navigation.

King Charles funded Magellan's voyages.

He found the passage called the Straits of Magellan.