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Early Explorers

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Leif Ericsson

    Leif Ericsson
    Birth Place and Date - Iceland and about 980.
    The Country they sialed for - Greenland.
    The Purpose of His Voyage - He was Searching for North America.
    Did He Reach His Goal - No But he did Reach The Southern Baffin Island (which he called Helluland, meaning the "land of the flat stone") and then He then went on the what is now Labrador.
  • Jan 1, 1418

    Prince Henery The Navagator

    Prince Henery The Navagator
  • Jan 1, 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    Birth Date: 1457
    Country He Sailed For: Portugal
    Purpose of Voyage: Aferican Southern Tip
    Did He Reach his Goal: Yes
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus - First Voyage

    Christopher Columbus - First Voyage
    Birth Place: italy 1451
    sailed for King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain. On his first trip, Columbus led an expedition with three ships, the Niña the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, and about 90 crew members.
  • Sep 25, 1493

    Christopher Columbus - Second Voyage

    Christopher Columbus -  Second Voyage
    He sailed with 17 ships and 1,200 to 1,500 men to find gold and capture Indians as slaves in the Indies.
    He established a base in Hispaniola and sailed around Hispaniola and along the length of southern Cuba.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    John Cabot - First Voyage

    John Cabot - First Voyage
    born in Italy but moved to England in 1495
    Cabot sailed to Canada in 1497, commanding the small ship called "Matthew." Cabot landed near Labrador, Newfoundland, or Cape Breton Island on June 24, 1497. One of John Cabot's three sons, the explorer Sebastian Cabot, accompanied him on this trip. Cabot claimed the land for England.
  • Jul 8, 1497

    DA GAMA, VASCO - First Voyage

    DA GAMA, VASCO - First Voyage
    It was assumed that the Indian Ocean was not connected to any other seas.
  • May 3, 1498

    Christopher Columbus - Third Voyage

    Christopher Columbus - Third Voyage
    Sailed farther south, to Trinidad and Venezuela. Columbus was the first European since Leif Ericsson to set foot on the mainland of America.
  • Sep 10, 1498

    John Cabot - Last Voyage

    John Cabot - Last Voyage
    He may have reached America, but that is uncertain. Cabot's expeditions were the first of Britain's claims to Canada.
  • Jan 1, 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci - First Voyage

    Amerigo Vespucci - First Voyage
    navigatored under under the command of Alonso de Ojeda. On this trip, Ojeda and Vespucci discovered the mouth of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers in South America, thinking it was part of Asia
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    He led the first European expedition to sail around Africa's Cape of Good Hope, leaving Tagus, Portugal in 1487. This breakthrough of circumnavigating the Cape of Good Hope opened up lucrative trading routes from Europe to Asia
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Amerigo Vespucci - Last Voyage

    Amerigo Vespucci - Last Voyage
    he mapped some of the eastern coast of South America, and came to realize that it not part of Asia, but a New World.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    DA GAMA, VASCO - Second Voyage

    DA GAMA, VASCO  - Second Voyage
    He sailed to India. After King Manuel's death, King John III sent da Gama to India as a Portuguese viceroy.
  • May 9, 1502

    Christopher Columbus - Last Voyage

    Christopher Columbus - Last Voyage
    He sailed to Mexico, Honduras and Panama (in Central America) and Santiago (Jamaica).
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortés

    Hernando Cortés
    Cortes sailed with 11 ships from Cuba to the Yucatan Peninsula to look for gold and silver.
    He brutally killed the Aztec emperor Montezuma
    Claimed all of Mexico for Spain in 1521
  • Sep 8, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    sailed to India
    Only 18 men returned from the 270 and with only 1 ship and Magellan was not one of those men
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Hernando De Soto - First Voyage

    Hernando De Soto - First Voyage
    He sailed to Nicaragua with Francisco de Cordoba.
  • Jan 1, 1531

    Hernando De Soto - Last Voyage

    Hernando De Soto - Last Voyage
    He was on an expedition to Peru. During this expedition they met and killed Atahualpa, the ruler of the Incas, and conquered the Inca empire.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    After traveling through desert and snow-capped mountains, Pizarro and his men made it to Cajamarca, where they captured Atahuallpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas.
    He was assassinated in Lima, Peru, in 1541
  • Jan 1, 1577

    Francis Drake

    Francis Drake
    He led the second expedition around the world
    He was involved in slave trade and was a feirce warrior
  • Sir Walter Raleigh

    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British explorer, poet, historian, and soldier
    Sent men to expore the east coast of North America
  • Henry Hudson - First voyage

    Henry Hudson - First voyage
    He was hired by a Muscovy Company, to find a waterway from Europe to Asia. Hudson made two trips, but failed to find a route to China.
  • Henry Hudson - Second Voyage

    Henry Hudson - Second Voyage
    He was hired by Dutch East India Company in 1609, to try to find the Northwest Passage farther south. He found what is now called the Hudson River. Hudson is credited with discovering the location which is now New York City
  • Peter Minuit

    Peter Minuit
    He founded New Amsterdam on the southern tip of Manhattan
    He founded Fort Christina on the land that he bought from Native Americans