European Explorers

  • Period: Jan 1, 950 to


  • Jan 1, 1000

    Leif Erickson

    He sail from west Norway to Greenland
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Prince Hengry

    Prince Hengry built an observartory and found the school of navigation
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Bartolomo Dias

    Bartolomo Dias led expedition south along the Africa coast
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Columbus and his man land on an island in the Bahamas
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Vasco de Gama

    Vasco de Gama travels around the cape of good hope and lands in Southwestern India
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci led a spanish fleet to the coast of south America
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortez

    Hernando Cortez sail to present-day in Mexico
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    He set out with a Spanish fleet to sail down the east coast of South America
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Jacques Cartier

    He led France's next major exploration of North America.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson makes his voyage to North America