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List of Geographical Discoveries of the World

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Dear Readers,
A great development which marked the beginning of the modern age is a series of geographical discoveries. The list of Geographical Discoveries of the World is given below:

List of Geographical Discoveries of the World


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


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