Early explores

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In History
  • Period:
    1,487 BCE
    to
    1499

    Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 sailed from Portugal

    Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, sailed from Portugal southward made it to the bottom of Africa
    Discovering the south African coast
  • 1000

    Leif Erickson- Viking

    Leif Erickson- Viking
    1st European to reach N. America
  • Period:
    1487
    to
    1,950 BCE

    Vasco da gama

    in 1497, sailed all around Africa and all the way to India
    Winning the European race for a sea route to Asia
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus- sailed to Spain

    Christopher Columbus- sailed to Spain
    1st trip sailed to N. America, across the Atlantic Ocean, believed he had reached Asia.
  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus- sailed for Spain

    Christopher Columbus- sailed for Spain
    His 2nd Voyage to the Americas across the Atlantic
  • 1497

    John Cabot- sailed for the sea route to Asia

    cabot probably landed on the coast of present-day Newfoundland
  • 1498

    Christoper Columbus sailed to Spain

    Christoper Columbus sailed to Spain
    His 3rd Voyage to the Americas across the Atlantic
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci- Sailed for Spain

    Amerigo Vespucci- Sailed for Spain
    Sailed along the Coast of S. Amrica. He took such good notes about the coast that mapmakers were convinced this was not Asia and named the new land "America" in his honor.
  • Period:
    1500
    to
    1555

    Pablo Alavres Cabral Sailed to Portugal

    On his way around Africa he went wide and ended up in Bank South Africa
  • 1502

    Christopher Columbus sailed to Spain

    Christopher Columbus sailed to Spain
    His 4th and final Voyage to the Americas across The Atlantic
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa sailed for Spain

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa sailed for Spain
    He travels through central America and is the !st European to see the Pacific Ocean (largest ocean on Earth)
  • 1513

    juan ponce de Leon- Sailed for Spain

    juan ponce de Leon- Sailed for Spain
    he went looking for the Foutain of youth in modern day Florida
  • 1519

    Hernando Cortes- Sailed for Sapin

    Hernando Cortes- Sailed for Sapin
    Went into Central America ( modern day mexico) and conquered the Aztec.
  • 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for Spain

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for Spain
    He circumnavigated the globe. it took just under 3 years to do it.
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Varrazano- sailed for a northern trade route

    Giovanni de Varrazano- sailed for a northern trade route
    Varrazano explored the coast of N. America from present day Nova scotia down to carolinas
  • Period:
    1528
    to
    1536

    Alvar Nunez cabeza de Vaca-Sailed for Spain

    Accompanied by eztevanico (a slave) and others, explored the N. America Southwest
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizzaro- Sailed fro Spain

    Francisco Pizzaro- Sailed fro Spain
    He went to S.America and conquered the Inca Empire
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier-sailed for St. lawrence river

    Jacques Cartier-sailed for St. lawrence river
    Cartier didn't make it to the Pacific, but he discovered a mountain peak, that he named mount royal which mean royal moutain.
  • Period:
    1539
    to
    1546

    Hernando de Soto- Sailed fro Spain

    Explored Florida and North Carolia in 1539
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez do Coronado- Sailed fro Spain

    Francisco Vasquez do Coronado- Sailed fro Spain
    Cont. in North American Southwest discovered the Grand Canyon
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo Sailed for Spain

    Juan Cabrillo Sailed for Spain
    He exploers up from Mexico and goes into modern day California
  • henry hudson- sailed for a passage through the americas

    henry hudson- sailed for a passage through the americas
    In his ship the half moon, hudson sailed north on the hudson river as far as the site of present da Albany, he didn't find the passage.
  • Henry hudon- 2nd Vogue

    Henry hudon- 2nd Vogue
    On his trip he discovered a huge bay, now called hudson bay, thinking he had reached the pacific
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette- traveled the Mississippi river by canoe

    Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette- traveled the Mississippi river by canoe
    They hoped to find precious metals.They were also looking for north west passage. When they realized the river flowed south to the gulf of Mexico they headed back
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle- the Mississippi all the way to the Gulf of mexico

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle- the Mississippi all the way to the Gulf of mexico
    He claimed the region for France,calling it Louisiana in honor of Louis