Age of Exploration

By timone
  • 1488

    Dias is the first explorer to navigate the southern tip of Africa

    Dias proved that there is a sea trading route from Europe to Asia.
  • 1492

    Columbus sailed to America

    Columbus sailed to America
    This discovery allowed Europe to become wealthy and gave them raw materials thus starting the Columbian Exchange.
  • 1497

    Vasco De Gama discovery of a water route

    Vasco De Gama discovery of a water route
    He discovered a water route from Europe to India, that allowed Europe to trade with Asia quickly than overland
  • 1497

    John Cabot discovers Newfoundland

    Cabot is credited for finding newfoundland/North America, and was originally aiming to find a way to Asia.
  • 1519

    Magellen circled around the world

    Magellen circled around the world
    Magellen proved that the world was round by sailing around the world.
  • 1519

    Cortes sailed from Cuba to Mexico

    Cortes sailed from Cuba to Mexico
    Cortes and his soldier searched for gold and silver and met the Aztec Emperor, in which the Aztec thought the Spainards were gods.
  • 1521

    Cortes attacks Tenochtitlán

    Cortes became allies with Aztec's enemies and attacked Tenochtitlán.
  • 1524

    Verrazzano discovers New York

    Verrazzano discovers New York
    In 1524, Verrazzano discovers the New York Harbor and is the first European to discover it.
  • 1526

    Atlantic Slave Trade

    Atlantic Slave Trade
    During 1526 to 1867, slaves were shipped and traded which causes many events to happen.
  • 1530

    Francisco Pizarro sailed from Panama to Inca of Peru

    Pizarro sailed to Inca with the intent to conquer it, the Incas were recovering from a war.
  • 1533

    Pizarro conquers Inca

    Pizarro invited the emperor and his army ambushed the emperor, thus conquering Inca.
  • 1534

    Cartier navigated the St. Lawrence River

    Cartier is the first European to navigate the St. Lawrence River.
  • 1534

    Cartier comes to Canda

    Cartier comes to Canda
    Cartier and his men went on three voyages to Canada for 20 days.
  • 1577

    Sir Francis Drake is the first person to circumnavigate the globe

    Drake was credited to be one of the first to circumnavigate the globe.
  • The creation of East India Company

    The creation of East India Company
    In 1600, the East India Company was created to serve as a trading body for English merchant.
  • The first English Colony

    The first English Colony
    In 1607, the first English colony was established and is called Jamestown. They came searching for gold.
  • Hudson discovered water ways

    Hudson is named after three North American water routes.
  • Dutch created New Netherland

    Dutch set up a fur trade with native people and called their new colony New Netherland.
  • The start of a religious group

    Another group of colonies called the Puritans landed near the Massachusetts Bay and practiced their religious beliefs
  • The creation of Dutch East India Company

    The creation of Dutch East India Company
    In 1700 the Dutch East India Company was made to trade, explore, and colonize