Magellan

Timeline created by Karon M.
In History
  • Mar 22, 1455

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry the Navigator
    He sponsored a great deal of exploration along the west coast of Africa.
  • Aug 6, 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    Sailed from Portugal southward made it to the bottom of Africa.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and reached a continent that was previously unknown and sailed to the Americas.
  • Oct 9, 1492

    Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson
    sailed from Greenland to Norway where he served in the court of King Olaf I Tryggvason.
  • May 10, 1497

    AMerigo Vespucci

    AMerigo Vespucci
    explorer Amerigo Vespucci embarked on his first voyage.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    After a first, aborted attempt, Cabot sailed out of Bristol on the small ship Matthew.
  • Jul 10, 1497

    Vasco Da Gama

    Vasco Da Gama
    Sailed all around Africa and all the way to India.
  • Aug 3, 1508

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    Ponce de Leon gathered a crew and some boats, and set sail.
  • Sep 1, 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balbo

    Vasco Nunez de Balbo
    He sailed from Santa María for Acla, at the narrowest part of the isthmus.
  • Feb 18, 1519

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Cortés finally sailed for the coast of Yucatán and he had 11 ships.
  • Aug 10, 1519

    Magellan

    Magellan
    Headed an expedition in 1519 that circumnavigated the world.
  • Aug 20, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia.
  • Jun 17, 1527

    Alavr Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Alavr Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
    Spanish explorer who sailed to North America from Spain.
  • Jan 24, 1531

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    Set sail for Peru
  • Apr 20, 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    An experienced navigator familiar with the routes that Breton fishermen followed to the New World.
  • Apr 20, 1534

    Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    Set sail to France
  • May 18, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    The expedition sailed for La Florida and they landed near modern day Tampa Bay.
  • Jun 27, 1542

    Jaun Cabrillo

    Jaun Cabrillo
    Led the first European expedition that explored what is now the west coast of the United States.
  • Sep 22, 1554

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    A Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Hudson sailed from Holland in the Half Moon.
  • Rene-Robert De La Salle

    Rene-Robert De La Salle
    La Salle set out for North America with a large contingent of four ships and 300 sailors to establish a French colony on the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River and challenge Spanish rule in Mexico.