Discovered America while looking for a trade route to India.
Discovered a direct trade route to India, and brought back a lot of expensive cargo.
Founded Lima (Peru's capital) and was the governor of Peru.
Led five ships around South America, reached the Philippines and died. His crew was the first group of people to circumnavigate the world.
Discovered Mexico and conquered the Aztecs.
Discovered Montreal and St. Lawrence.
Second person to circumnavigate the world.