European Explorations of the East

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  • Aug 1st, 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    Was the first European to sail around the South coast of Africa and up along the East coast. left August of 1487 but explored in 1488.
  • Aug 3rd, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Voyage #1

    Christopher Columbus Voyage #1
    Christopher Columbus takes his first voyage. Christopher Columbus left on his first voyage from the port of Palos in Spain, on August 3, 1492, he had three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. He landed on a couple islands most likely in the Bahamas.
  • Oct 13th, 1493

    Christopher Columbus Voyage #2

    Christopher Columbus Voyage #2
    Given 17 ships, over a thousand men, and animals, because this voyage was going to be a colonization and exploration project. Columbus was given orders to expand the settlement in Hispaniola,and try to convert natives to Christianity. Also he was a supposed to create trading post then continue his explorations in search Asia. They set sail on October 13th, 1493.
  • Jul 8th, 1497

    Vasco Da Gama sails around Africa to reach India

    Vasco Da Gama sails around Africa to reach India
    First European to sail around the south of Africa and reach India. Trip lasts between 1497-1499.
  • May 1st, 1498

    Columbus' Third Voyage

    Columbus' Third Voyage
    To resupply settlement. Columbus separated his fleet he sent three to Hispaniola immediately to bring supplies, while the other three would go to points south of the already explored Caribbean to look for more land.
  • Feb 13th, 1502

    Explorations of Pizarro

    Explorations of Pizarro
    Sailed with a fleet of 30 ships, it was the largest fleet that had yet sailed to the New World, in sumation the fleet carried 2,500 colonists.
  • May 11th, 1502

    Columbus' final Voyage

    Columbus' final Voyage
    4 ships, and 140 men. Arrived in Santa Domingo then went to Honduras, and then finally to the land that we now call Panama. Then lost all ships and had to go to the nearby Jamaica. One of his Captains Diego Mendez returned home in a canoe, purchased from a local Native American leader and once arrived home was imprisoned, had to wait 7 months to rescue Columbus and the remaining crew.
  • Jan 1st, 1519

    First Expedition to sail around the world: Ferdinand Magellan

    First Expedition to sail around the world: Ferdinand Magellan
    237 men on five ships, only 18 completed and returned to Spain in 1522,
  • Jan 1st, 1519

    Conquered Aztec Empire

    Conquered Aztec Empire
    Hernan Cortes Conqueres the very rich Aztec empire in Empire in a 1519 voyage.
  • Jan 1st, 1534

    Cartier's first Voyage

    Cartier's first Voyage
    Took 20 days to sail to new World across the Atlantic Ocean. He found in his search Newfoundland, Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawerence. When he returned to France he (like Christopher Columbus) thought he found Asia.
  • May 10th, 1534

    Exploration of St.Lawrence River

    Took 20 days to sail to new World across the Atlantic Ocean. He found in his search Newfoundland, Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawerence. When he returned to France he (like Christopher Columbus) thought he found Asia.
  • May 1st, 1539

    Exploration of Southern U.S.

    Exploration of Southern U.S.
    Hernando De Soto was the first documented European to cross the Mississippi. He explored mostly the
    Southeastern United States. He returned to Europe in 1542.
  • Nov 30th, 1540

    Francisco Coronado explores southwest U.S,

    Francisco Coronado explores southwest U.S,
    In his 1540 journey, he explored what is now the southwestern United States, what was then, the New World. His full name is Francisco Vasquez de Coronado y Lujan.
  • Hudson's Expeditions

    Found part of the Hudson River ( named after him). And also found part of Albany, NY. He went back to Europe, Nov. 7, 1609.
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 1400
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    European Explorations of the East