Early Explores

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  • 1001

    Leif sailed for greenland

    Leif sailed for greenland
    Had 2 sons.Christan, Born in the 10th century, Leif Eriksson was the second son of Erik the Red, who is credited with settling Greenland.
  • 1418

    Dias sailed for Africa

    Dias sailed for Africa
    Became the first European mariner to round the southern tip of Africa.was the first European explorer to sail around the southern tip of Africa discovering what is called the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1451

    Columbus sailed for italy

    Columbus sailed for italy
    Sailed across the world. was likely not the first European to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Santa Maria wrecked on Columbus' historic voyage
  • 1474

    Juan Ponce de Leon sailed for Spain

    Juan Ponce de Leon sailed for Spain
    Spanish explorer and Conquistador. Led the 1st official European expiditon to Florida and the first governor of Puerto Rico. Born in Spain
  • 1478

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for Inca empire

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for Inca empire
    Spanish conquistador. Best know for his expiditions that led to the spanish conquest of Peru. Chose to pursue fortune and adventure in the New world.
  • 1485

    Cortes sailed for Spain

    Cortes sailed for Spain
    Spanish explore. Led an expidition that defeated the Aztec empire. Was part of Spanish explores and conquistadors who began the 1st Spanish colonization.
  • 1485

    Giovanni de Varrazano sailed for Italy

    Giovanni de Varrazano sailed for Italy
    Italian navigator and explorer for France who was the first European to sight New York. From Italy, explored the Atlantic coast of North America between Florida and New Brunswick in 1524.
  • 1491

    Jacques Cartier sailed for france

    Jacques Cartier sailed for france
    French Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. three expeditions from 1534 to 1542. went to new world in search for riches.
  • 1497

    john Cabot sailed for Italy

    john Cabot sailed for Italy
    Italian explorer and navigator who may have developed the idea of sailing westward to reach the riches of Asia. Worked for Venetian merchant.
  • 1501

    Amerigo Vespucci sailed for Spain

    Amerigo  Vespucci sailed for Spain
    Crossed Central America to discover Pacific Ocean.first person to determine that the New World was a new continent and not the West Indies.
  • 1510

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado sailed for Spain

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado sailed for Spain
    Spanish explorer. Born in Spain and lived there.discovery of the Grand Canyon and several other famous landmarks in the American Southwest.
  • 1519

    Balboa sailed for Spain

    Balboa sailed for Spain
    Spanish explorer most well-known for crossing the 1513 crossing of the Isthmus of Panama.first European expedition to reach the Pacific Rim via the New World.
  • 1519

    Magellan sailed for Spain

    Magellan sailed for Spain
    Circumnavigated, The Santa Maria wrecked on Columbus' historic voyage. knee was wounded in battle, causing him to walk with a limp.
  • 1524

    Vasco sailed for Portuguese

    Vasco sailed for Portuguese
    His fleet on the second voyage consisted of 20 armed ships.sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East.
  • 1527

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca sailed for Spain

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca sailed for Spain
    Spanish explore of the New World in 1527. Faced a hurricane during war. Built rafts to go back to .
  • 1542

    Hernando de Soto sailed for Spain

    Hernando de Soto sailed for Spain
    The 16th Century Spanish explorer and Conquistador. Discovered Mississippi river. Led expedition through southern part of United States.
  • 1543

    Juan Cabrillo sailed for Spain

    Juan Cabrillo sailed for Spain
    Spanish Explorer Not the first to search for a water passage across the North American continent And would't be the last to discover it.
  • Henry Hudson sailed for England

    Henry Hudson sailed for England
    went down a river that took him to the New World and the river that would be given his name. English explorer. Discovered Hudson Bay, Hudson strait, and Hudson River.
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette
    marquette joined the Society of Jesus at age 17 and became a Jesuit missionary. and Louis joined him on a expidition to discover map and Mississippi River.
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle sailed for France

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle sailed for France
    17th-century French explorer and fur trader in North America.He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico