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Christopher Columbus deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because of his deter mination. His first voyage to the Atlantic Ocean almost costed his life, but Columbus was stil I so determined to find new land. The boat he was sailing on was attacked by a French ship Off the coast Of Portugal, his ship was burned down and he had to swim to the Portuguese sh ore and make his way to Lisbon, Portugal.

Columbus started his voyage as a teenager and spent his whole life journeying throughout the world. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. He participated in several other voyages and was also credited for opening up th e Americas to the European colonization. Marco Polo Marco Polo was a merchant, who journeyed across Asia at the age of 17, this i s why he eserved to be on the Hall of Fame.

He first set off with his father and uncle, t hey spent about 24 years traveling. They traveled along what is now to be the Silk Road. Marco Polo became famous for his travels, especially because he coauthored a popular book whil e he was be held captive in a Genoese prison.

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