Portugals Involvement In Africa

  • Nov 5, 1415

    Moor port of Ceuta Assault

    First step in Portuguese expansion.
  • Period: Nov 5, 1415 to Nov 1, 1498


  • Nov 5, 1434

    First Sail Beyond the Cape of Bojador

    Monumental Accomplisment led by Gil Eanes, one of the Princes Squires as an expedition.
  • Nov 5, 1445

    Western African Coast

    A. Fernes explored Red Cape Africa.
  • Nov 5, 1482

    First Two Voyages

    King Joao II sent out Diogo Cao on the first Two Voyages. Made new discoveries of the African Coastline.
  • Nov 5, 1488

    South African Exploration

    Bartolomeu Dias named the Southern most tip of Africa The Cape of Good Hope.
  • Nov 5, 1498

    South African Exploration

    Vasco Da Gama led the exploration that founded the route to the Indian Ocean which rounded The Cape of Good Hope.