Age of Exploration

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    Age of Exploration

  • Jan 1, 1274

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo of Italy establishes a relationship with the ruler of China and explores it at depth. When he returnes to Venice, he publishes a book about his travels.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus, the Italian/Spanish explorer discovered North and South America (The New World).
  • Oct 20, 1497

    John Cabot

    This Italian/English teacher explored the coast of Canada.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Lucas Vazquez de Allyon

    In 1524 this Spanish explorer discovered the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Jan 1, 1580

    Sir Francis Drake

    In 1580, Sir Francis Drake of Enland completed the first circumnavigation of the world.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh

    Sir Walter Raleigh of England found the Roanoke Island colony in 1584.
  • Henry Hudson

    This English explorer discovered the Hudson River.
  • Louis Joliet

    This Canadian explorer explored the Great Lakes and discovered the Mississippi River.