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List of Geographical Discoveries of the World

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Discovery

Discoverer (Nationality)

Year

America

Christopher Columbus (Italy)

1492

Australia

Captain James Cook (England)

1770

Brazil

Pedro Alvares Cabral (Portuguese)

1500

Cape of Good Hope

Bartholomeu Dias (Portugal)

1488

China

Marco Polo (Italy)

-

First person to set foot on Moon

Neil Armstrong (USA)

1969

Hudson Bay

Henry Hudson (England)

1610

Hawaiian Island

Captain James Cook (England)

1770

North Pole

Robert Peary (USA)

1909

New Foundland

John Cabot (Italy)

1497

Planets

Johannes Kepler (Germany)

1609

Solar System

Nicolaus Copernicus (Poland)

1540

Sea route to India via Cape of Good Hope

Vasco-da-Gama (Portugal)

1498

South Pole

Roald Amundsen (Norway)

1911

Tasmania Island

Abel Tasman (Dutch)

1642

Nicknamed Sailor of the World

Magellan

-

Greenland

Norseman Eric

-

Suez Canal

Ferdinand de Lesseps

-


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