Chapter 2 Age of Exploration Timeline

Timeline created by Gerndt4e
In History
  • 1000

    Leif Eriksson sponserd by the country Scandinavia

    Leif Eriksson sponserd by the country Scandinavia
    Was the 1st European to land on North America
  • 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias Sailed for Portugal

    Bartolomeu Dias Sailed for Portugal
    Sailed southward down the cost of Africa and named the Caper of Good Hope
  • 1488

    Pedro Alvares Cabral

    Pedro Alvares Cabral
    Known for finding the country of Brazil
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus is the guy that Sailed the Ocean blue

    Christopher Columbus is the guy that Sailed the Ocean blue
    In 1492 Christopher Columbus Sailed for Spain and tried to reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic ocean and landed in the Americas but believed he had reached Asia He also was the person made four trips across the Atlantic
  • 1497

    Vasco da Gama sailed for India

    Vasco da Gama sailed for India
    Sailed all around Africa and all the way to India winning the European race for a sea route to Asia
  • 1497

    Italian Sailor John Cabot

    Italian Sailor John Cabot
    Sailing for English, searched for a passage to the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Canada and Newfoundland and for looked for a northern sea route to Asia in 1497
  • 1499

    Italian Amerigo Vespucci

    Italian Amerigo Vespucci
    He led a voyage funded by Spain in 1499 he explored the coast of South America and realized South America was a separated continent, and not part of Asia
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa Spain

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa Spain
    Known for sailing to amino and discovering the pacific
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Made the first Spanish landing in the east coast of present-day Florida
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes conquered The Aztec Empire

    Hernan Cortes conquered The Aztec Empire
    Landed on the east coast of present-day Mexico He also conquered the Aztec Empire that had ruled an region
  • 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer

    Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer
    Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who was sailing for Spain and reached the southernmost tip of South America. He also sailed through the stormy waters of a narrow sea passage, or strait
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Verrazano

    Giovanni de Verrazano
    Verrazano explored the coast of North America from present-day Nova Scotia down to the Carolinas
  • 1528

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
    Was part of a Spanish expedition to Florida. After coming into Native Americans in Florida, the expedition sailed south toward Mexico in November
  • 1535

    Frenchman Jacques Cartier

    Frenchman Jacques Cartier
    Sailed down the Saint Lawrence river (all the way to present-day Montreal, claiming land for France) Hoping it would lead him to the pacific
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    His travels took him through northern Mexico and present-day Arizona and New Mexico, until his expedition reached a Zuni settlement
  • 1541

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    Led an expedition to explore Florida and what is today the southeastern United States. Then in 1541 he crossed the Mississippi river
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo

    Juan Cabrillo
    Was a maritime explorer best known for investigations of the West Coast of North America, under taken on behalf of the Spanish Empire
  • 1543

    Francisco Pizarro Led an Army

    Francisco Pizarro Led an Army
    He led an army into the Inca capital in Cuzco, Peru
  • English Caption Henry Hudson

    English Caption Henry Hudson
    Led a Dutch expedition to present-day New York
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle
    Followed the Mississippi all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. He claimed the region for France, calling it Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV.
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette
    Louis was a fur trader and Jacques was a priest, they traveled the Mississippi River by Canoe. They hoped to find precious metals. They were also looking for a Northwest Passage