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The cradle of modern civilization was the home of countless numbers of famous explorers. From the ancient empires of Greece and Egypt to the largest organized Age of Discovery in 15th-16th century, their drive to discover new uncharted lands brought the great advancement to the entire human race.
This Italian explorer will forever be remembered as the man who first proved New World is not part continents are not part of the Asia but separate new continent. During his journeys, he visited central and south America and was one of the first scientists to map the stars
of the southern hemisphere.
Christopher Columbus singlehandedly changed the modern history by being the first European explorer who charted and provided a reliable way of crossing the Atlantic. His discovery of Americas ushered in a new era of European exploration, colonization, and worldwide trade, essentially providing the foundation for the creation of the modern Western World and our modern society.
Early years of 16th century were marked with great discoveries that were made in North America. While sailing under French crown, Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano left his mark in history by exploring much of the western North America coast.