Portuguese Involvement in Africa

  • Jan 1, 1415

    The Portuguese Attack

    The Portuguese sail from Lisbon in a fleet of about 200 sail ships to attack the Muslims on the African coast.
  • Jan 1, 1434

    Beyond Cape of Bojador

    Gil Eanes led the expedition that was the first to sail beyond Cape of Bojador
  • Jan 1, 1445

    Slave Trading Like a Boss

    Slave trading begins in 1445.
  • Jan 1, 1482

    Sayonara Diogo Cao

    King Joao II sent out Diogo Cao on the first of two voyages.
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Yayy! It's the Cape of Good Hope

    In 1488, Bartolomeu Dias went to the southern most tip of Africa and then, like BAWS, named it the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    It's a New Leader in this Piece!!

    Vasco da Gama was appointed new leader of the expedition and since he is so friggin awesome, discovered the route to the Indian Ocean that rounded the Cape of Good Hope. BOOM, get on his level.