Exploration Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1415

    Potugal Sails East

    Portugal had expanded into Muslim Noth Africa, seizing the port of Ceuta on the North African coast.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Vasco da Gama's Exploration

    Vasco da Gama's Exploration
    Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama followed in Dia's footsteps. He led four ships around the Cape of Good Hope. After ten months, da Gama reached the spice port of Calicut on the west coast of India. When they came back they lost half of their ships and many sailors died.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to Jan 1, 1493

    Columbus Explores the West Indies

    Christopher Columbus went from Spain and traveled southwest to the West Indies. He then came back to Spain once he was done with his exploring.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Cabot Explores

    Cabot Explores
    Cabot started his exploration from England and sailed West to North America. Once he was done, he came back to England.
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Affonso I becomes the king of Kongo.

    Affonso I becomes the king of Kongo.
    Affonso I asked the Potuguese to help him develop Kongo as a modern Christian state.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Portuguese Take Over Goa

    Portuguese Take Over Goa
    The Potuguese seized the island of Goa off the coast of India. They made it their military and commercial base.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    The Portuguese Take Over

    The Portuguese took over the port of Malacca. They killed all of the muslims in the city.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1534 to Jan 1, 1535

    Cartier Explores

    Cartier started from France and sailed west to North America.
  • Priest Arrives in China

    A young Jesuit priest arrived in China. He had studied Chinese and he impressed the Chinese rulers. Matteo Ricci translated five European books into Chinese. When he died, he was buried near the Chinese emperor.
  • Dutch Fleet Returns With Spices

    A Dutch fleet returned to Amsterdam from Asia after more than a year's absence. They returned with peppers, cloves, and other spices. This lead to more overseas activities.
  • Dutch Merhcants Forms Company

    A group of wealthy Dutch merchants formed the Dutch East Indie Company. The Dutch East Indie Company had full sovereign power.
  • Husdon sets sail to the Americas

    Husdon sets sail to the Americas
    He started in the Netherlands and traveled northeast around Europe. He then went west and headed to North America.
  • The Manchu Take Charge

    The Manchu armies seized Bejing and made it their capital.
  • Dutch Immigrants Travel to Africa.

    Dutch Immigrants Travel to Africa.
    Dutch immigrants arrived at the southern tip of Africa. They built Cape Town. Cape Town is the first permanent European settlement
  • Transportation of Slaves

    The almany forbade anyone to transport slaves through Futa Toro for sale abroad.