Leif Erikson sailed under the Norweigen KingLeif Erikson's dad is the founder of greendale, Erik the Red. Leif Erikson left a claim stone in North America. Leif Erikson is thought to be the first known European to set foot on North America. A millenial before Colombus.
Feb 3, 1488
Bartolomeu set sail under portugalBartolomeu sailed south from portugal to then made it to the botttom of Africa in 1488. That how he discovered the southern tip of Africa. Also known as Cape of Good Hope.
Oct 12, 1492
Christopher Colombus sailed under the Spanish FlagChristopher Colombus first went to the people of Italy for them to sponser an exploration but they wouldnt sponser him. So he then went to King ferdinand and Queen Isabella of spain. They sponsered him and gave him 3 boats. (La nina, La pinta, and Santa Maria) They asked him to bring back gold. He made it to the bahamas. He thoughtit was India so he called thre people indians.
Amerigo Vespucci sailed on behalf of SpainAmerigo Vespucci is an Italian merchant and explorer. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, who sailed to South America in 1501. It is how we are named North and South America
Vasco Nunez de Balboa led an expidition for SpainVasco Nunes is a spanish explorer. Vasco Nunez de Balboa is known for crossing Central America to discover the Pacific Ocean. He became the first European to explore the Atlantic Ocean and claim it for Spain.
Sep 20, 1519
Ferdinand Megallons Exploration was sponsered by SpainFerdinand Megallon is a Portoguese Explorer. Ferdinand Megallon organized an exploration in 1519. The exploration circled the world. He didn't actually lead the whole way only about half.
Vasco de Gama sailed for PortugueseVasco De Gama in 1947 sailed all around Africa and India. He was sent by the Portuguese king with a crew of 170 men. He rounded Africa's Cape of Goood Hope.