before and after colombus

Timeline created by Ethan Zbrzezny
In History
  • Oct 9, 1001

    leif erickson

    leif erickson
    lief erickson was a viking that sailed from iceland to greenland finally to north america he was the first europian to make it to the new world.
  • Mar 22, 1444

    prince henry the navigator

    prince henry the navigator
    explored the atlantic coast of africa he went on 2 voyages.
  • Jan 1, 1488

    bartolomu dias

    bartolomu dias
    Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias 1450-1500 became the first european sailer to round the southern tip of Africa opening the way for a sea route from europe to Asia
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus to the new world

    Columbus to the new world
    columbos sailed to the new world in 1492 and went back to spain to get supplies and brought back pigs cattle foods etc.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    john cabot

    john cabot
    Cabot and his crew sailed west and north under Cabot's belief that the route to Asia would be shorter from northern Europe than Columbus's.
  • Nov 22, 1497

    degama

    degama
    Vasco da Gama was best known for being the first to sail from europe to india by rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope Over the course of two voyages beginning in 1497 and 1502
  • May 10, 1499

    Amerigo vespucci

    Amerigo vespucci
    7 Years after Columbus sailed to the Bahamas Amerigo ailed to the northern part of south America and into the Amazon River
  • Feb 1, 1513

    hernando cortes

    hernando cortes
    sailed to flordia looking for riches like gold and silver.
  • Apr 1, 1513

    Juan ponce de leon

    Juan ponce de leon
    wentto flordia searching for the fountain of youth.
  • Sep 1, 1513

    balboa

    balboa
    balboa reached the pecific ocean after hearing stories about it it took him 4 days to reach it he claimed it for spain and when he got back home someone took his place
  • Sep 20, 1519

    megallen

    megallen
    megellan sailed around the entire world in three years went to battle once and 2 of his ships didnt make it made many stops at islands to get supplies. 1519-1522
  • 1527

    Alavr Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Alavr Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
    sailed to north america and present day mexico his ship had up to 300 men on it at a time.
  • Apr 1, 1534

    jacques cartier

    jacques cartier
    explored the gulf of st Lawrence with 2 ships with 61 men in each ship.
  • Jan 6, 1535

    fransisco pizzaro

    fransisco pizzaro
    pizzaro went to flordia to find gold and silver he took the icnca king hostage and ordered gold and silver once he got it he killed the king.
  • May 18, 1539

    hernando de soto

    hernando de soto
    hernando de soto explored flordia and north Carolina he also brought pigs to america.
  • Jun 1, 1541

    francisco vazques de cornodo

    francisco vazques de cornodo
    was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States.
  • Sep 28, 1542

    Jaun Cabrillo

    Jaun Cabrillo
    finds the san Diego bay wile searching for a mythical water route.
  • samual de champlain

    samual de champlain
    Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer famous for his journeys in modern day Canada.
  • henry hudson

    henry hudson
    His third and fourth voyages were to North America where he discovered and sailed the Hudson River Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay.
  • henry hudson

    henry hudson
    henry hudson got marooned by his own crew along with his son and 3 others.
  • robert rene seur de la salle

    robert rene seur de la salle
    leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers he claimed the region watered by the Mississippi and its water ways for France