Early Explores

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In History
  • 1000

    leif eriksson Viking

    leif eriksson Viking
    1st European to reach N. america
  • 1479

    john cabot

    john cabot
    landed at the cost of present day Newfoundland
  • 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias sailed for Portugal

    Bartolomeu Dias sailed for Portugal
    Sailed to the bottom of Africa and founded the cape of good hope
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    sailed to north america, across the Atlantic Ocean, believed he had reached Asia
  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus Spain

    Christopher Columbus Spain
    His second voyage tho the Americas across the Atlantic ocean
  • 1497

    Vasco Da Gama

    Vasco Da Gama
    1st to sail around Africa all the way to Asia
  • 1498

    Christopher Columbus Spain

    Christopher Columbus Spain
    His third voyage tho the Americas across the Atlantic ocean
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci- saild for spain

    Amerigo Vespucci- saild for spain
    Sailed along the coast of S. America. he took such good note about the coast the mapmakers were convinced that was not Asia and named the new land "America" in his honor.
  • 1500

    padreo alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal

    padreo alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal
    on his way around Africa he went to wide and ended up in Brazil south america
  • 1502

    Christopher Columbus Spain

    Christopher Columbus Spain
    His forth and final voyage tho the Americas across the Atlantic ocean
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de León sailed for spain

    Juan Ponce de León sailed for spain
    east coast of present day Florida 1513 he was trying to find gold and the fountain of youth.
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa sailed for spain

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa sailed for spain
    He travels through central America and is the 1st European to see the Pacific Ocean (largest ocean on earth)
  • 1519

    Hernando cortes- sailed spain

    Hernando cortes- sailed spain
    Went into Central America (modern day Mexico) conquered the Aztec.
  • Period:
    1519
    to
    1522

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for Spain

    1st European to circumnavigate the globe
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Varrazano

    Giovanni de Varrazano
    Explored the coast of northern america from present day nova
  • 1528

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
    part of a Spanish expedition to Florida, 2 of their ships got stuck on an island near present day Texes.
  • Period:
    1528
    to
    1536

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca- Estevanico (slave)

    shipwrecked in storm few survive become slaves Estevanico frees them then they look for the 7 cities of gold.
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for spain

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for spain
    He went to South America and conquered the Inca Empire.
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    traveled up the st lowrance river
  • 1536

    Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    found hudson bay
  • Period:
    1539
    to
    1542

    Hernando de Soto

    led an expedition to Florida which is now present day south eastern U.S they traveled 3 years and crossed the Mississippi river
  • Period:
    1540
    to
    1542

    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

    His travels took him through New Mexico and present day Arizona, they traveled to the west Colorado river which is now present day Kansas they found no gold but found the grand canyon.
  • 1542

    Juan cabrillo sailed for spain

    He explorers up from Mexico and goes into modern day California
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    sent to find the passeg to the Americas
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    traveled through the Mississippi river on canoe.
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle
    sailed all the way to the gulf of mexico