Age of Exploration Timeline

  • Jan 1, 930

    Vikings first discover Greenland

    Vikings first discover Greenland
  • Jan 1, 1405

    Zheng He begins his voyages in China

    Zheng He begins his voyages in China
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Bartholomeu Dias rounds the tip of Africa

    Bartholomeu Dias rounds the tip of Africa
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovers the West Indies

    Christopher Columbus discovers the West Indies
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot discovers Newfoundland

    John Cabot discovers Newfoundland
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Vasco da Gama reaches India after rounding Africa

    Vasco da Gama reaches India after rounding Africa
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil