Early Explorers

Who sailed the ocean blue and discovered the Falkland Islands in 1592?
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Last updated: September 29, 2012
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Name important explorers from each of these countries (15th -19th century)
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Years (of Exploration)
Country From
Region Exploring
Explorer
1492
Republic of Genoa (Italy)
New World
Christopher Columbus
1592
England
Falkland Islands
John Davis
1520-1621
Crown of Castille (Spain)
Aztec Empire
Hernán Cortés
1577-1580
England
Circumnavigation
Sir Francis Drake
1584 and 1587
England
North Carolina
Sir Walter Raleigh
1519-1522
Portugal
Circumnavigation
Ferdinand Magellan
1513
Spain
Pacific Ocean
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
1497-1499
Portugal
Around Africa to India
Vasco de Gama
1513
Spain
Florida
Juan Ponce de León
1488
Portugal
Around Africa to India
Bartolomeu Dias
Years (of Exploration)
Country From
Region Exploring
Explorer
1609-1611
England
Hudson River and Bay
Henry Hudson
1806-1807
United States
Great Plains and Rocky Mountains
Zebulon Pike
1535
France
St. Lawrence River
Jacques Cartier
1768-1779
England
Australia and Oceania
James Cook
1804-1806
United States
Pacific Northwest
William Clark
1804-1806
United States
Pacific Northwest
Meriwether Lewis
1840-1873
Scotland
African Interior
David Livingstone
1874-1877
United Kingdom
African Interior
Henry Morton Stanley
1799-1804
Germany
Latin America
Alexander Von Humboldt
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Level 41
May 14, 2012
Thats a fun quiz, make more
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Level 73
May 19, 2012
Great quiz
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Level 44
May 25, 2012
Should be or accept "da Gama"
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Level 43
May 25, 2012
OK, I will.
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Level 79
Sep 29, 2012
Challenging and fun! Never heard of John Davis or Alexander von Humboldt!
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2013
Very cool. It's always great to have some questions very well known, and some very little known.
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2018
Strange, von humboldt and Davis, but not de Ojeda, Verazzano or Vespucci. But, don't ever omit Columbus who stumbled upon the Caribbean and proceeded to wipe out all the indigenous people he could!
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2018
Bartholomew Diaz rounded the cape in 1488. Da Gama subsequently travelled to India (you gave 1497-9) and was the first to do it. If Diaz made it, it has to have been later.
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Level 63
Jun 25, 2020
Nice. I didn't realize Cortez explored for over a hundred years.