Early Explorers

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  • Jan 1, 1493

    Christopher Columbus

    Was from Italy and was going to find a route to India but landed in America
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Vasco De Gama

    was from Portuagal but traveled to India
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabolt

    John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is commonly held to have been the first European exploration.
  • Sep 4, 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirt
  • Jan 1, 1511

    hernan cortes

    Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Vasco 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 in 1513,
  • Jan 1, 1518

    juan ponce de leon

    Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He became the first Governor of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown. He led the first European expedition to Florida, which he named
  • Jan 1, 1522


    Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522,
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanni Da Verrazzano

    Giovanni da Verrazzano was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France.
  • Jan 1, 1526

    lucas vazquez de ayllon

    Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón was a Spanish explorer who in 1526 established the short-lived San Miguel de Gualdape colony, the first European attempt at a settlement in what is now the continental United States
  • Jan 1, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States,
  • Pedro menendez de aviles

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés was a Spanish admiral and explorer from the region of Asturias, Spain, who is remembered for planning the first regular trans-oceanic convoys and for founding St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565
  • sir fransis Drake

    Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era.
  • hernando Boyano

    panish soldier at Santa Elena (Port Royal, S.C.), accompanied Juan Pardo on an exploring expedition