Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Magellan

Explorers

Christopher Columbus

The King and Queen were the ones who financed Columbus's trip. In 1492 he set sail with 3 ships. In 1500 Christopher was arrested because of his relationship with the Spanish Crown.

Vasco de Gama

In 1497 Vasco set sail from Europe to India. At this time this was equivalent to putting a man on the moon. His voyage was approximately 6,000 miles. He started off with 170 men and ended with 54.

Magellan

Magellan was an Astronomer. The world was changed with Magellan's confirmation of the world being a globe. He died of starvation out at sea.