early explorers

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In History
  • 1474

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    first landig on east coast present day florida
  • 1478

    Francisco Pizarro

    led an army into Inca the capital of Cuzco
  • 1487

    bartolomeu dias

    discovered the southern tip of africa
  • 1497

    john cabot

    John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer. His 1497 voyage to the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century.
  • 1500

    pedro cabral

    Pedro Cabral was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil.
  • 1506

    christopher columbus

    Columbus proved himself to be a great navigator and sailor. He believed he would discover great riches and new lands. He also knew he could win rich rewards for himself. Columbus wrote in 1492: "Your Highnesses commanded me... [to] go to... India, and for this accorded me great rewards and ennobled me (raised me to the rank of nobility)."
  • 1512

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence.
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes

    east coast of present day mexico
  • 1524

    vasco da gama

    Vasco da Gama, who was the son of a Portuguese noble, led two voyages of exploration for Portugal. During the second, he landed at Goa, which later became Portugal's base of power in India. In 1524 the king of Portugal made da Gama Portugal's viceroy, or governor, in India, and he returned to
    Goa.
  • 1524

    giovanni da verrazno

    Giovanni da Verrazzano was a Florentine explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France.
  • 1527

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition.
  • 1535

    jaquez cartier

    Jacques Cartier was a French-Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France.
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.
  • 1542

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who was involved in expeditions in Nicaragua and the Yucatan Peninsula
  • 1543

    Juan Cabrillo

    Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was a maritime explorer best known for investigations of the West Coast of North America, undertaken on behalf of the Spanish Empire. He was the first European to explore present-day California, navigating along the coast of California in 1542–1543
  • 1578

    martan frobasher

    Martin Frobisher was an English seaman and privateer who made three voyages to the New World looking for the North-west Passage.
  • hennry hudson

    Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States