Who was the first European to discover the western hemisphere?
What evidence exists that proves Leif Erikccson was the first European to discover the Western Hemisphere?
Often thought to be Captain Cook, but this is not true. Captain Cook was actually the first European to sail along the eastern coast of Australia. The first European who discovered Australia was Willem Janszoon. The are also some theories that certain Europeans discovered Australia earlier, but Janszoon was on the first DOCUMENTED voyage to discover Australia.