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western civilizations
 
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European Explorers

Prohibited:

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Marco Polo

Acceptable, but only one student may write about:

  • John Cabot
  • Sebastian Cabot
  • Jacques Cartier
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Bartolomeo Dias
  • Francis Drake
  • Vasco de Gama
  • Henry the Navigator
  • Henry Hudson
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Juan Ponce de Leon
  • Walter Raleigh
  • Amerigo Vespucci

Acceptable, any number of students may write about:

  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  • Heinrich Barth
  • Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
  • Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
  • Richard Francis Burton
  • Pedro Alavares Cabral
  • Rene Caillie
  • Hermenegildo Capelo
  • Paul du Chaillu
  • Victor de Compiegne
  • Hugh Clapperton
  • Francisco de Coronado
  • Dixon Denham
  • James Frederic Elton
  • Martin Frobisher
  • Humphrey Gilbert
  • Richard Grenville
  • John Hawkins
  • Richard Hawkins
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • Gaspar & Miguel Corte Real
  • Jacques Marquette
  • Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
  • Abraham & Jehuda Cresques
  • Jaume Ferrer
  • Vandino & Ugolino Vivaldi
  • Luis de la Cerda
  • Alvise Cadamosto
  • Antoniotto Usodimare
  • Antonio de Noli
  • Fornao Gomes
  • Fernao do Po
  • Diogo Cao
  • Joao Afonso d'Aveiros
  • Pero de Alenquer
  • Jan van Riebeeck
  • Francois Martin
  • Diogo de Azambuja
  • Joao Infante
  • Joao Grego
  • Alvaro Martins
  • Pero Dias
  • Gil Eanes
  • Nuno Tristao
  • Antão Goncalves
  • Dinis Dias
  • Alvaro Fernandes
  • Pero de Sintra
  • Antonio Noli
  • Diogo Gomes
  • Alvaro Caminha
  • Joao de Santarem
  • Pedro Escobar
  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira
  • Diogo Dias
  • Lopes Goncalves
  • Paulo Dias de Novais
  • Pero da Covilha
  • Antonio Fernandes
  • Sancho de Tovar
  • Vicente Pegado
  • Lourenco Marques
  • Francisco Alvares
  • Goncalo da Silveira
  • Francisco de Lacerda
  • Candido Jose da Costa Cardoso
  • Serpa Pinto
  • Roberto Ivens
  • Alexander Gordon Laing
  • Richard Lemon Lander
  • David Livingstone
  • Frederick Lugard
  • Arthur Henry Neumann
  • Mungo Park
  • Frederick Courtney Selous
  • Henry Morton Stanley
  • John Hanning Speke
  • James Kingston Tuckey
  • Georg Schweinfurth
  • Emil Holub