Early Explorers

Timeline created by Jayce Marcin
In History
  • 1000

    Leif Erickson Sponsored by the country of Scandinavia

    Leif Erickson Sponsored by the country of Scandinavia
    He landed on the coast of North America and he was the first European to land in North America
  • 1419

    Henry the navigator

    Henry the navigator
    Henry The Navigator made a school for sailors and financed Portuguese exploration
  • 1420

    Laying the groundwork for transportation

    Portugal's prince Henry set up a center of transport in Sagres
  • 1487

    Bartholemu Dias England sponsored

    Bartholemu Dias England sponsored
    Set out from Lisbon with two small caravels and a supply ship to explore the southernmost part of Africa "sponsored" by Portugal
  • 1492

    Search for spices

    Christopher Columbus led 90 men on three ships to try to find a sea route to Asia for spices.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus sponsored by england

    Christopher Columbus  sponsored by england
    Made it across to america by thinking it would go to Asia
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Landing

    When he got off of his ship he thought he was in the indies however he had reached North America
  • 1497

    Trips to India

    Trips to India
    Vasco Da Gama began his voyage to India after he set sail from Portugal however they did not hug the coast of Africa as Dias's ships had instead they were out of sight of land
  • 1497

    Vasco Da Gama sponsored by portugal

    Vasco Da Gama sponsored by portugal
    Sailed all the way around Africa to India and won the sea race to get there
  • Nov 22, 1497

    Rounding the cape

    Rounding the cape
    On Nov 22nd 1497 Vasco Da Gama finally was on the Eastern coast of Africa he had made many stops including one at Mombasa which is part of present day Kenya and then he finally reach the port of Calicut India
  • Period:
    Nov 22, 1497
    to
    May 22, 1498

    Landings in india

    Over 13 ships had ended up landing in india over this time
  • 1503

    Amerigo Vespucci sponsored by Spain

    Amerigo Vespucci sponsored by Spain
    he claimed a ton of land for Spain
  • 1513

    Francisco Pizarro sponsored by spain

    Francisco Pizarro sponsored by spain
    Explored the Andes mountains of South America and conquered the Inca Empire
  • 1513

    Juan ponce de leon sponsored by spain

    Juan ponce de leon sponsored by spain
    Explored Florida looking for the "fountain of youth"
  • 1517

    Martin Luther By germany

    Martin Luther By germany
    German Priest that wrote theses protesting tha practices of the Catholic church
  • 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan sponsored by Portugal

    Ferdinand Magellan sponsored by Portugal
    He discovered the Strait of Magellan
  • 1519

    Hernando Cortes Sponsored by Spain

    Hernando Cortes Sponsored by Spain
    Sailed to mexico in 1519 and conquered the Aztecs
  • 1527

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca from spain

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca from spain
    Accompanied by Estevanico and others exploring the South West for 7 cities of gold
  • 1527

    Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Sponsored by spain

    Francisco  Vasquez De Coronado Sponsored by spain
    Cont. Looking for cities of gold but found the Grand Canyon
  • 1538

    Hernando de soto by spain

    Hernando de soto by spain
    Explored Florida and North Carolina and discovered the Mississippi river
  • 1550

    Bartolome De Las Casas

    Bartolome De Las Casas
    Defended Native American rights
  • John Cabot Sponsored by england

    John Cabot Sponsored by england
    He is sent to find the Northwest Passage
  • Henry Hudson By France

    Henry Hudson By France
    Discovered the Hudson bay
  • Jacques Cartier By France

    Jacques Cartier By France
    Send to find the Northwest passage as well