Explores of the World

Timeline created by Obayro
  • 1000

    Leif Erikson

    Leif Erikson
    He was a Viking. His sailings took him from Scandinavia all the way to Iceland. He had one of the biggest ships in the world in his time.
  • 1451

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    Dias went on a voyage very early in his life going to the West coast of Africa on a sea route told by his rulers. He made it to an island became famous for how much stuff he found on that island. He brought the goods back to his country and became even more famous and become rich.
  • 1456

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry the Navigator
    Was a central figure in Portugal. Explored all over the Seas from Africa to Europe.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Columbus sailed around the world for a long time and it led him to become very famous and America ended up giving him a day that's named after him as in, " Columbus Day". He got permission to sail around the world from the ruler of Portugal and Spain.
  • 1497

    Vasco de Gama

    Vasco de Gama
    de Gama was one of the most famous explores ever. He explored almost every continent and he's been in almost every continent. He sailed the sea for 4 years in different times.
  • 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    Was an Italian navigator and explorer. Took a voyage to North America. He explored around 1497
  • 1512

    Vesspucci's Voyages

    Vesspucci's Voyages
    Vesspucci sailed to South America. Created maps and most of the continents are named after him because he sailed all around them. He was a merchant and he also was a explorer. He also got to meet Christopher Columbus.
  • 1513

    El Balboa

    El Balboa
    Came over to the new world. He heard stories about great oceans so he sailed all around the ocean to find this great tale in 1513. He walked acrossed modern day Panama.
  • 1513

    Francisco Pizzaro

    Francisco Pizzaro
    Was a Spanish conquistador and also know for leading expeditions led to Peru. Sailed around 1513
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Was a Spanish explorer and conquistador known for leading the first European expedition to Florida. He explored around 1513. Tried to explore and find the Fountain of Youth.
  • 1518

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Cortes was a conquistador who led an expedition that made the Aztec Empire die out. He started sailing in his early ages and sailed around Cuba.
  • 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan sailed around Central America. He traded a lot with merchants to get spices and wheat and other things. Magellan would take merchants with him on his ship only to abandon them on stranded islands and take everything the merchants had. He sailed the Seas for the three years.
  • 1528

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
    Was a Spanish explorer of the New World. Was in an expedition that went terribly wrong but survived along with three others. Sailed around 1528
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    Was a French explorer. Claimed Canada for France. First European to name the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. He explored around 1534
  • 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    A Spanish explorer and conquistador. Was involved in many expeditions. He sailed around 1539
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    Was a Spanish conquistador and explorer. Led a huge expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas. He sailed around 1540
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo

    Juan Cabrillo
    Was an Iberian explorer. Known for investigations of the West Coast of North America. Was with the Spanish Empire. Explored around 1542
  • 1567

    Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    He was a Frenchman. He was know for a lot of things but he was most for being a navigator. he sailed around
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    He tried to find a way to get to Asia. He never got there but did get good information from other explorers from when they got to Asia. He tried to get to Asia in
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Was an English explorer and navigator. Best known for his explorations in present-day Canada. He explored around 1609
  • Rene-Robert De La Salle

    Rene-Robert De La Salle
    Was a French explorer and a fur trader. He explored all around the world and traded fur in North America. He explored around 1643