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|Credited with discovering the 'New World' of the Americas||Christopher Columbus||97.6%|
|Initiated the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the Earth||Ferdinand Magellan||74%|
|Spanish conquistador who initiated the conquest of the Aztec Empire||Hernán Cortés||61.1%|
|The continents of North and South America derive their name from this man||Amerigo Vespucci||59.1%|
|Recorded the first circumnavigation of New Zealand||James Cook||46.4%|
|Explored Florida looking for the fountain of youth||Juan Ponce de León||45.8%|
|Explored much of northeastern North America - died when his crew mutinied||Henry Hudson||43.5%||
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