Early Explorers

Timeline created by Todoroki Uchiha
In History
  • 1000

    Leif Ericsson

    Leif Ericsson
    First Norse or Viking to make it to north america. Was sponsored by Iceland.
  • 1425

    Alvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca

    Alvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca
    Spanish explorer that walked the lands of the eastern areas of America.
  • 1488

    Bartholomew Dias

    Bartholomew Dias
    Discovers the southern tip of Africa. Called it the cape of good hope. He was sponsored by the country of Portugal.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    The first explorer to try to sail all around the world and ended up in america. Sponsored by Spain.
  • 1497

    Vasco da Gama

    Vasco da Gama
    He was the first European to reach India by sea. He was sponsored by Portugal,
  • 1497

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
    Italian explorer that is the reason america is named America. He was sponsored by Spain and Portugal.
  • 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    John Cabot was a Venetian navigator and explorer. He did fleets to North America for England.
  • 1500

    Pedro Alvares Cabral

    Pedro Alvares Cabral
    Pedro Alvares Cabral was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil.
  • 1513

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    Spanish conquistador that concurred the areas now known as Peru and gained wealth.
  • 1513

    Juan ponce de leon

    Juan ponce de leon
    The first Spanish explorer to explore the lands of florida.
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    Vasco Núñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean
  • 1519

    Herman Cortes

    Herman Cortes
    Spanish conquistador that concurred the Aztec lands, stole their gold, enslaved and killed them.
  • 1521

    Giovanni da Verrazzano

    Giovanni da Verrazzano
    Giovanni da Verrazzano was a Florentine explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France.
  • 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Portuguese explorer that organised the Spanish expedition from the east indies.
  • 1524

    jacques cartier

    jacques cartier
    Jacques Cartier was a French-Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France.
  • 1530

    Hermando de Soto

    Hermando de Soto
    Spanish explorer that explored modern day Yucatan and Nicaragua.
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    Spanish explorer that led a huge expedition from Mexico all the way to Kansas.
  • 1542

    Juan cabrillo

    Juan cabrillo
    Spanish explorer that explored the lands of south west america like new mexico or Arizona.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry 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.
  • Louis Joliet

    Louis Joliet
    He founded missions in present-day Michigan and later joined explorer Louis Joliet on an expedition to discover and map the Mississippi River.
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle
    René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was a 17th-century French explorer and fur trader in North America.He explored the lakes of america and canada and the gulf of mexico.