Early explorers

Timeline created by Owen M. Taylor
In History
  • 1000

    Leif Eriksson-viking

    Leif Eriksson-viking
    Leif Eriksson was blown off course by a storm and landed on the coast of N. America
  • 1059

    Crusaders return.

    Crusaders return to Rome to report
  • 1059

    Knight's bring back S3

    Knight bring back silky, smelly, spicy stuff.
  • 1067

    Travel

    Lots of Romans travel to get more of the silky, smelly, spicy stuff.
  • 1071

    Europe grew jealous

    Other European countries grew jealous of Italy, & wanted to bypass the merchants monopolizing (controlling all) trade.
  • 1089

    Rome ocean exploration

    Rome explored the ocean to find a sea route to Asia - to get the silky, smelly, spicy stuff - S3.
  • 1109

    Rome creates the compass and caravans

    A compass always points north, people knew the direction they were going. A caravan is a boat with both a square and triangular sail.
  • 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias travels southward

    Bartolomeu Dias travels southward
    Portguese Sailor Bartolomeu Dias travels southward to the bottom of Africa in 1487 and in 1488 discovers it.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.

    Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
    Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean in 1492, made four trips, and believed he sailed to India even when he died.
  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus came back

    Christopher Columbus came back
    Christopher Columbus goes back to America for a second trip as admiral of the ocean having 17 ships
  • 1496

    Christopher Columbus sailed for Spain.

    Christopher Columbus sailed for Spain.
    Christopher Columbus sailed for Spain a 3rd time
  • 1497

    Vasco da Gama sailed around Africa

    Vasco da Gama sailed around Africa
    Portguese Sailor Vasco da Gama sailed all around Africa to get to Asia in 1497.
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci- Sailed for Spain

    Amerigo Vespucci- Sailed for Spain
    Sailed along the coast of South America and made notes that proved that it wasn't Asia they found.
  • 1500

    Pedro Alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal

    Pedro Alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal
    On his way around Africa went to wide and lands in Brazil.
  • 1502

    Christopher's 4th trip

    Christopher's 4th trip
    Christopher Columbus sailed again with 4 ships.
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    Confused the Pacific Ocean with a lake.
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon - sailed for Spain

    Juan Ponce de Leon - sailed for Spain
    Juan Ponce de Leon sailed for Spain looking for the fountain of youth.
  • 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for Spain.

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for Spain.
    He circumnavigated the globe. It took under 3 years.
  • Period:
    1528
    to
    1536

    Alvar Nunez Cabezade Vaca's search

    Alvar Nunez Cabezade Vaca's searches for the gold city.
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizzaro - sailed for Spain

    Francisco Pizzaro - sailed for Spain
    He sailed for South America and conquers the Inca Empire.
  • Period:
    1539
    to
    1542

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrail sailed for Spain

    Juan Cabrail sailed for Spain
    He goes up from Mexico into modern day California.