early explores

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In History
  • 1000

    lief Erickson-viking

    lief Erickson-viking
    first European to reach N america
  • 1492

    Christoper Columbus sailed for spain

    Christoper Columbus   sailed for spain
    sailed to north america across the Atlantic ocean believed he had reached Asia
  • 1497

    john cabot

    john cabot
    developed the idea of sailing westward in order to reach the riches of asia
  • 1513

    vasco nuez de balboa sailed for spain

    vasco nuez de balboa sailed for spain
    he travels through Europe,first to sea the pacific ocean
  • 1513

    juan ponce de leon sailed for spain

    juan ponce de leon sailed for spain
    he went looking for the fountain of youth in modern day Florida
  • 1513

    hernando de soto

    hernando de soto
    discover Mississippi river
  • Period:
    1519
    to
    1522

    Ferdinand mengallan sailed for Spain

    first European to circumnavigate the globe
  • 1520

    giovanni de varrozano

    giovanni de varrozano
    he was sent my king Francis to explore the east coast of the north america for a route to Asia.He eventually discovered new York harbor.
  • 1532

    frncissco pizzaro sailed for spain

    frncissco pizzaro sailed for spain
    he went ot the south america and concurred the Inca
  • 1534

    jacques cartier

    jacques cartier
    none of his voyages found the north west passage to east Asia,nor wealth but it did enable the french to make claims.
  • Period:
    1539
    to
    1542

    hernando de soto

    discovered the Mississippi river
  • 1540

    hernano cortez

    hernano cortez
    Concorde the Aztec
  • 1540

    alavar nunez cabeza de vaca

    alavar nunez cabeza de vaca
    he searched for the 7 cities of gold he failed
  • 1540

    francesco vasquez de cornado

    francesco vasquez de cornado
    he also searched for the cities of gold but instead he found the grand canyon in AZ
  • Period:
    1540
    to
    1542

    Francisco Vasquez de cornado

  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    he sailed the rumored north west passage that lead to cathey he landed in north america and searched around the modern new York metropolitan center looking for a north west passage
  • Bartholomew Dias sailed for portiugal

    Bartholomew Dias sailed for portiugal
    first to sail all around Africa to Asia