Early Explores

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  • Oct 9, 1000

    Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson
    Landed on the coast of North America. In 1000 he was blown off course by a storm.
  • 1323

    Jaun Cabrillo

  • 1442

    Columbus Sails

    In 1442 Columbus started his sail to North America, but instead he ended up at the Bahama's.
  • Mar 22, 1455

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry the Navigator
    Established a school for sailors. He also studied navigation, map making, ship building, and astronomy.
  • Jun 6, 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    He sailed and had found the tip of Africa. When e sailed he sailed from Portugal to the bottom of Africa.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    He was a sailor for the English and searched for a passage to get to the Pacific Ocean that was along the coast of Canada and Newfoundland. Later on the had become the base of England's claim to America.
  • Jul 8, 1497

    Vasco de Gama

    Vasco de Gama
    Vasco de Gama led 2 voyages of exploration for Portugal. In 1524 he became the governor of India. He had sailed all around Africa to India.
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
    He took a voyage that was funded by Spain. When he had later discovered that South America was a different continent than Asia. Within his honor they started calling it "America".
  • Sep 1, 1501

    Balboa

    Balboa
    Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed over central America to discover the Pacific Ocean.
  • Sep 4, 1504

    Vespucci

    Vespucci
    America was named Amerigo Vespucci, whom had sailed to South America in 1501.
  • Feb 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortes

    Hernando Cortes
    Hernando Cortes was a conquistador that explored Mexico in 1519. He also defeated the Aztecs.
  • Sep 1, 1519

    Magellan

    Magellan
    Ferdinand Magellan headed with an expedition in 1519 that circumnavigated the world.
  • Feb 1, 1521

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Sailed to Florida in 1513 in search for the fountain of youth.
  • Apr 11, 1524

    Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    He had led an expedition to what is now New York.
  • Apr 20, 1524

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    He sailed down the Saint Lawrence river all the way to what is now known as Montreal claiming all lands for France.
  • Nov 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizzaro

    Francisco Pizzaro
    Francisco Pizzarro was a conquistador that explored the Andes mountains that are located in South America. Not only that, but he also conquered the Inca empire.
  • Apr 13, 1538

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    He had explored Florida as well as North Carolina. Hernando de Soto was also the founder of the Mississippi river. He claimed the river as well as the tributaries that dumped into it.
  • Feb 23, 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    While in the search for the 7 cities of gold, Francisco found the Grand Canyon.
  • Rene-Robert De La Salle

    Rene-Robert De La Salle
    Claimed all lands along the Mississippi river including the river valleys.
  • Samuel de Champlain