Reliable Research Sources

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa

  • Discoverers Web: Balboa « Discoverer's Web
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa Biography « Biography.com
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa: Spanish Conquistador and Explorer « Enchanted Learning
  • John Cabot

  • John Cabot « New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
  • John Cabot Biography « Biography.com
  • John Cabot: Explorer « Enchanted Learning
  • Jacques Cartier

  • Jacques Cartier « Discoverer's Web
  • Jacques Cartier « PBS: Empire of the Bay
  • Jacques Cartier « Virtual Museum of New France
  • Jacques Cartier Biography « Biography.com
  • Samuel de Champlain

  • Samuel de Champlain 1604-1616 « Virtual Museum of New France
  • Samuel de Champlain Biography « Biography.com
  • Christopher Columbus

  • Christopher Columbus Biography « Biography.com
  • Vasco da Gama

  • Vasco da Gama « Discoverer's Web
  • Vasco da Gama Biography « Biography.com
  • Juan Ponce de Leon

  • Florida of the Conquistador « Florida History Internet Center
  • Juan Ponce de León « New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Juan Ponce de León Biography « Biography.com
  • Hernando de Soto

  • Hernando de Soto « New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Hernando de Soto Biography « Biography.com
  • Hernando de Soto Expedition « The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research
  • The Hernando de Soto Expedition « Nile of the New World (NPS)
  • Sir Francis Drake

  • Francis Drake Biography « Biography.com
  • Sir Francis Drake « Spartacus Educational
  • Henry Hudson

  • Henry Hudson « Elizabethan Era
  • Henry Hudson Biography « Biography.com
  • Ian Chadwick's Biography of Henry Hudson « The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson
  • Ferdinand Magellan

  • Ferdinand Magellan Biography « Biography.com
  • Francisco Pizarro

  • Francisco Pizarro « PBS: Conquistadors
  • Francisco Pizarro Biography « Biography.com
  • Amerigo Vespucci

  • Amerigo Vespucci « New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Amerigo Vespucci Biography « Biography.com
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