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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

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Italy

1254-1324

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

Story #2: Christopher Columbus

Italy

1451-1506

Christopher Columbus
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Story #3: Amerigo Vespucci

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Italy

1454-1512

Amerigo Vespucci
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Story #4: John Cabot

Italy

c. 1450

John Cabot
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Story #5: Vasco da Gama

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Portugal

c. 1460-1524

Vasco da Gama
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Story #6: Bartolome Las Casas

Spain

1484-1566

Bartolome Las Casas
00:00 / 16:40
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Story #7: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa

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Spain

1475-1519

Vasco Nunez de Balboa
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Story #8: Ponce de Leon

Spain

1474-1521

Ponce de Leon
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Story #9: Hernan Cortez

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Spain

1485-1547

Hernan Cortez
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Story #10: Ferdinand Magellan

Portugal/Spain

1480-1521

Ferdinand Magellan
00:00 / 14:39
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Story #11: Francisco Pizarro

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Spain

1478-1541

Francisco Pizarro
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Story #12: Giovanni da Verrazzano

Italy

1485-1528

Giovanni da Verrazzano
00:00 / 07:35
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Story #13: Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca

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Spain

1490-1559

Cabeza de Vaca
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Story #14: Jacques Cartier

France

1491-1557

Jacques Cartier
00:00 / 20:42
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Story #15: Hernando de Soto

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Spain

1500-1542

Hernando de Soto
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Story #16: Sir Francis Drake

England

1545-1596

Sir Francis Drake
00:00 / 17:16
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Story #17: Sir Walter Raleigh

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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
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Story #19: Henry Hudson

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England

1565-1611

Henry Hudson
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Story #20: Pierre Radisson

France

1636-1710

Pierre Radisson
00:00 / 21:20
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Story #21: Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle

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France

1643-1687

Sieur de la Salle
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Story #22: Father Jacques Marquette

France

1637-1675

Jacques Marquette
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