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Italian explorer, cartographer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci has played big role in the history of the Age of the Exploration by managing to be first to come to the conclusion that newfound New World on the west of the Europe is a standalone continent and not a part of Asia.
Christopher Columbus - famous Italian navigator and explorer will forever remain remembered for his first historic journey from the Europe to the Central America. Discovery of this new continent started the new era of sea exploration and expansion of European civilization over entire world.
Giosafat Barbaro was one of the most-traveled members of Venetian state whose travelogues and articles managed to paint a very interesting picture of central and Eastern Europe in 15th century.
Early 16th century was filled with numerous explorers who have started charting the coast of New World in search for the way to India. One of the more famous navigators from that time was Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano who mapped northwestern coast of United States and Canada.
Italian navigator John Cabot became second European person to land on the New World while sailing under flag of England. Here you can find out more about his life and discoveries.