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Exploration & Discovery

"Men are not great or heroic because they are faultless; they are great and heroic because they dare, suffer, achieve, and serve."

--Hamilton Wright Mabie

Story #1: Marco Polo

Italy

1254-1324

Marco Polo
00:00 / 20:38

Marco Polo alla Corte del Gran Khan, by Tranquillo Cremona (from Wikimedia Commons)

Story #2: Christopher Columbus

Italy

1451-1506

Christopher Columbus
00:00 / 26:29

Story #3: Amerigo Vespucci

Italy

1454-1512

Amerigo Vespucci
00:00 / 07:06

Story #4: John Cabot

Italy

c. 1450

John Cabot
00:00 / 09:58

Story #5: Vasco da Gama

Portugal

c. 1460-1524

Vasco da Gama
00:00 / 04:17

Story #6: Bartolome Las Casas

Spain

1484-1566

Bartolome Las Casas
00:00 / 16:40

Story #7: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa

Spain

1475-1519

Vasco Nunez de Balboa
00:00 / 17:20

Story #8: Ponce de Leon

Spain

1474-1521

Ponce de Leon
00:00 / 10:01

Story #9: Hernan Cortez

Spain

1485-1547

Hernan Cortez
00:00 / 13:45

Story #10: Ferdinand Magellan

Portugal/Spain

1480-1521

Ferdinand Magellan
00:00 / 14:39

Story #11: Francisco Pizarro

Spain

1478-1541

Francisco Pizarro
00:00 / 21:18

Story #12: Giovanni da Verrazzano

Italy

1485-1528

Giovanni da Verrazzano
00:00 / 07:35

Story #13: Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca

Spain

1490-1559

Cabeza de Vaca
00:00 / 16:10

Story #14: Jacques Cartier

France

1491-1557

Jacques Cartier
00:00 / 20:42

Story #15: Hernando de Soto

Spain

1500-1542

Hernando de Soto
00:00 / 16:56

Story #16: Sir Francis Drake

England

1545-1596

Sir Francis Drake
00:00 / 17:16

Story #17: Sir Walter Raleigh

England

1551-1618

Sir Walter Raleigh
00:00 / 17:55

Story #18: Samuel de Champlain

France

1567-1635

Samuel de Champlain
00:00 / 11:29

Story #19: Henry Hudson

England

1565-1611

Henry Hudson
00:00 / 14:08

Story #20: Pierre Radisson

France

1636-1710

Pierre Radisson
00:00 / 21:20

Story #21: Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle

France

1643-1687

Sieur de la Salle
00:00 / 08:59

Story #22: Father Jacques Marquette

France

1637-1675

Jacques Marquette
00:00 / 12:36
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