Age of Exploration Timeline

By mecchh
  • 1500


    Brazil was “discovered” when a fleet of commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Álvares Cabral, on its way to India, landed in Porto Seguro, between Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Period: 1500 to

    Age of Exploration Timeline

  • 1518

    Start of the Middle Passage

    Start of the Middle Passage
    A Spanish ship carried the first enslaved Africans directly from West Africa to the Americas. Over the next two centuries the amount of people being brought to the Americas grows rapidly.
  • 1519

    Meeting the Aztecs

    Meeting the Aztecs
    A Spanish group that was commanded by Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz. They made way to Tenochtitlán and had an aligence with city-states that wanted a new leader
  • 1524

    Giovanni da Verrazzano

    the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between Florida and New Brunswick
  • 1529

    Ottoman Siege of Vienna

    Ottoman Siege of Vienna
  • 1531

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    He landed on the Pacific coast of South America. During a time of division of Inca, since the king had just died and the sons were fighting over the throne. A king was eventually decided, but Pizarro captured and killed the king and took over using Spanish technology.
  • 1535

    Concurring the Inca

    Concurring the Inca
    a new capital at Lima was established for the Spanish empire
  • 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I comes to power

    Queen Elizabeth I comes to power
  • 1577

    Français Drake

    Français Drake
    He was best known for circumnavigating Earth, voyaging on Spanish ships along the way
  • East India Company

    East India Company
    English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India, incorporated by royal charter.
  • Christianity is banned in Japan

  • Establishment of the Dutch West India company

    Establishment of the Dutch West India company
    It was formed by the Dutch and made temporary inroads in Portuguese Brazil and the Caribbean, but was unable to maintain these gains due to lack of resources and power. The Dutch commercial empire in the Americas was absorbed by its rivals the English and the French
  • Japan Isolation

    Japan excludes all foreigners from the country and common people were kept inside.
  • Louis XIV

    He becomes king of France at only 5 years old
  • Start of the Qing Dynasty

  • Charles I is executed

    Charles I is executed
  • New France

    New France
    Once New France became a royal province and had it own governor, military commander soldiers. The population also grew and the colony developed.
  • Hudson Bay Company

    It was established by the English and started as a fur trading bussiness
  • Ottomans defeated in the Battle of Vienna

    Ottomans defeated in the Battle of Vienna
  • James II

    He succeeds the throne in Britain and introduces pro-catholic policies
  • Bill of Rights

    Parliament makes it the condition of which William III and Mary II are crowned
  • William and Marry become joint monarchs

    William and Marry become joint monarchs