3 European Explorers

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The life & times of three European explorers Introduction: In this essay you will be reading about the legacy of three explorers during renaissance. Firstly you will be reading about Marco Polo secondly about Christopher Columbus and lastly Ferdinand Magellan. These explorers have all changed the world by adding to the world map and proving things that no one else has discovered or seen before Marco Polo Marco Polo was a voyager, born in Venice, Italy. He was born on September 15th 1254 and he died at the age of 70 on the 8th January 1324. He was the son of a merchant who traded a lot in Asia. Marco polo lived in Venice, which was on of the richest city-states on earth at the time. He had also lived in china for 17 years.…show more content…
(Wikipedia.com & teacher) Magellan died in the battle of Mactan, a local soldier persuaded Magellan to defeat his rival in the battle. Most of Magellan’s crew considered the battle pointless and dangerous they refused to participate in it. In the end he died because a poisoned arrow hit him. (Mrdrowling.com) Magellan was the first person to circumnavigate the whole world and he also proved that the world was round, so the Portuguese and Spanish could trade with any other countries like India without going through someone else’s land and getting stopped by the controls. (Wikipedia.com) Conclusion This essay talks about lives of three explorers; Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan and how they have affected the European culture and what they have discovered Bibliography Wikipedia. Ed. Unknown Unknown Unknown. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Apr. 2013. Web. 22 Apr. 2013 Marco Polo." About.com Geography. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. How Did Marco Polos Travel Influence Europe?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. Christopher Columbus Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 22 Apr.
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