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European Explorations of the East

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Bartolomeu small square 1st Aug, 1487 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.
Christopher columbus small square 3rd Aug, 1492 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.
Christopher columbus small square 13th Oct, 1493 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.
Vasco da gama 2 small square 8th Jul, 1497 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.
Christopher columbus small square 1st May, 1498 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.
Franc small square 13th Feb, 1502 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.
Christopher columbus small square 11th May, 1502 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.
Wbmagellan narrowweb  300x405 0 small square 1st Jan, 1519 First Expedition to sail around the world: Ferdinand Magellan 237 men on five ships, only 18 completed and returned to Spain in 1522,
397px cortes hernando loc small square 1st Jan, 1519 Conquered Aztec Empire Hernan Cortes Conqueres the very rich Aztec empire in Empire in a 1519 voyage.
Jacques cartier small square 1st Jan, 1534 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.
Timeline small square 10th May, 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.
48613692816389839 small square 1st May, 1539 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.
Francisco coronado 1 small square 30th Nov, 1540 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.
Timeline small square 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.
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1st Jan, 1400
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