The most popular explorer that youve heard of is probably Christopher Columbus, but what do you know about the other famous explorers like Father Jacques Marquette, Louis Jolliet, Hernando De Soto, Hernando Cortez, or even Sir Francis Drake?
We've tried to make our website like a story instead of a bunch of boring information stuck together. So check out our website to find out everything you've ever wanted to know about a group of famous explorers.
In our Columbus site, you will find out about his early life, why he was named "The Admiral of the Ocean Sea", what he really discovered, and why some people call him the "greatest sailor of his day."
Check out our page on Cortez, and you will find interesting facts about his life including his defeat of the Aztec empire. Read more about Cortez and at the same time you'll be learning about the Spanish explorer with a twist.
Read about the journeys of Hernando De Soto and his expeditions through the southern part of the Mississippi River, making him the first European to cross this great river.
In this very website you can learn why Sir Francis Drake raided and stole Spanish treasure. You will also find out why Drake sailed around the world, what he did in his early life, and the interesting tale about how his crew buried him when he died.
In our Marquette site, you won't just find boring facts like when he was born and when he died. You will find fascinating facts like why he sailed to the Mississippi River and his adventures along his route. You will also find out about other voyages that Father Marquette went on.
After you are done learning about Columbus, Cortez, Jolliet, Marquette, Drake and, last but not least, De Soto, you can take our Explorer Quiz, do a Crossword Puzzle, or find information about explorers in our Word Searches.
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