Early Explorere's

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In History
  • 1000

    Leif Eriksson

    Leif Eriksson
    Explored lands west of Greenland
  • 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    Discovered the southern tip of Africa and called it "the Cape of Good Hope"... sponsored by the county of Portugal
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    sailed for spain, made four trips across atlantic, tried to get to Asia but discovered Americas in stead
  • 1497

    Vasco da Gama

    Vasco da Gama
    Sailed around Africa and to India...won the European race for route to Asia
  • 1497

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral: sponsored by the country of Porugal

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral: sponsored  by the country of Porugal
    Found the country of Brazil and claimed it for Portugal
  • 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    Was Italian, sent to look for a sea route to Asia, Most likely landed on the coast of present-day Newfoundland
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
    Led voyage funded by Spain, explored coast of south america
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa: sponsored by the country of Portugal

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa: sponsored by the country of Portugal
    Balboa discovered water (ocean)and claimed it for Spain.
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Searched for gold and fountain of youth.Made first Spanish landing on the east coast of Florida
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes: sponsored by Spain

    Hernan Cortes: sponsored by Spain
    Explored Mexico and conquered the Aztec
  • 1519

    Francisco Pizzaro

    Francisco Pizzaro
    led an army into the Inca Empire and ruled it
  • 1520

    Ferdinand Magellen

    Ferdinand Magellen
    Found a "calm ocean" and named it pacifico, reached southern tip of south america
  • 1524

    Giovanni da Varrazano

    Giovanni da Varrazano
    "Explored 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 apart of a Spanish expedition that went to Florida
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    Discovered a mountain-peak and named it Mount-Royale.
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    Discovered the Grand Canyon. Traveled through Mexico
  • 1541

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    Led the Spanish expedition to Florida
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo

    Juan Cabrillo
    First one to sight present day California
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Discovered Hudson river and Hudson Bay.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    sailed north of the hudson river to present day alabany new york
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette
    "Traveled Mississippi river by canoe."