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John Cabot Discovered new cod fishing grounds which brought wealth to England and found land for Henry VII.
Henry Hudson took four expeditions beginning in 1607. On his 3rd expedition he discovered the Mississippi River.
Hernando de Soto Hernando landed in Tampa Bay and explored the Southeastern United States. He discovered a river, now known as the Hudson River.
Robert Lasalle Lasalle left port one day and is responsible for discovering land which he named Louisiana.
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus sailed and discovered an island in the Bahamas that he named San Salvador.
Ferdinand Magellan Magellan sailed across the Atlantic to the Canary Island to Brazil, he is credited for discovering that the world is round.
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