Early Explorers

Timeline created by sweet_tea32
In History
  • 1000

    Lief Erickson - Viking

    First European to reach N. America
  • 1487

    Baltimore Diaz sailed for Portugal

    sailed to the bottom of Africa and found the Cape of Good Hope(bottom of africa)
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus-Sailed for spain

    First trip to sail to North America,across the Atlantic Ocean, believed he had reached Asia
  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus-Sailed for spain

    His 2nd voyage to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1497

    Vasco De Gama sailed for Portugal

    1st to sail around africa all the way to asia
  • 1498

    Christopher Columbus-Sailed for spain

    His third voyage to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci - sailed for spain

    Amerigo Vespucci - sailed for spain
    Sailed along the coast of S. America. He took such good notes about the coast that mapmakers were convinced this was not asia and named the new land "America" in his honor
  • 1502

    Christopher Columbus-Sailed for spain

    His 4th and final voyage to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan sailed for spain

    he circumnavigated the globe. It took just under 3 years to do.
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo Sailed for spain

    he explores up from Mexico and goes into modern-day California