Explorer Timeline

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  • Jun 1, 1000

    Leif Eriksson

    Leif Eriksson was a viking explorer who sailed to America in search of a settlement. He went to Vinland, or Vineland. He stayed there for some time, but the Natives kicked them out. He never explored more of North America.
  • Aug 15, 1000

    Vinland

    Vinland
  • Nov 14, 1000

    Vikings

    Vikings
  • Nov 16, 1271

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo was an explorer and a trader, both in Europe and China. He traveled to many other countries in Asia, and even stayed in China for some years. Later, he wrote some books about his travels that inspired future explorers.
  • Dec 13, 1453

    Constantinople

    Constantinople
    Constantinople was a very commonly used huge tradiing post for Europeans and Asian traders. It was located between the two continents, in the Black Sea. But in 1453, the Turks captured the city, forbidding the traders to pass by.
  • Nov 17, 1488

    Bartholomeu Dias

    Bartholomeu Dias
  • Nov 16, 1490

    Prince Henry

    Prince Henry
    Prince Henry, a prince and an explorer of Portugal, started a navigation school that tought people how to make boats, make and read maps, and to use things like astrolabe and compass.He benefitted the exploration in Portugal greatly.
  • Nov 17, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born Spanish Explorer. He was attempting to find a sea route to India, but landed in America. However, Columbus thought that the land he had set his foot on was India. He calledd the people living there Indians. Christopher Columbus had been the first European to go to America.
  • Nov 17, 1492

    Guanahani

    Guanahani
  • Nov 17, 1495

    Martin Behaim

    Martin Behaim
    Martin Behaim was an European cartographer who made maps and globes of the world, paid by the Germans. He was so important because he'd made the world's first European-made globe. His maps helped many future explorers.
  • Nov 17, 1497

    Giovanni Caboto

    Giovanni Caboto
    Giovanni Caboto was an European sailor who sailed across the Ocean Sea, on a voyage paid by England. He arrived to the Newfoundlnd, but thought is as Cathay, which is now China, the land of great Kublai Khan.
  • Nov 17, 1498

    Vasco de Gama

    Vasco de Gama
  • Nov 17, 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
  • Nov 17, 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    Balboa was a Spanish soilder and an explorer. He proved that Asia was smaller then Christopher Columbus had thought, and claimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain. He also proved that Amerigo Vespucci was right about the new continent and named it after him, America.
  • Nov 17, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Ferdinand Magellan, a Portugese explorer, went on an important expedition to find a way to Asia by sailing west around the Americas. He died during his voyage, but one of his ships sailed all around the world, making him the first peron to have his ship sail around the world.