Age Of Exploration

Timeline created by michaelmc
In History
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400

    The Age of Explorations and Isolation

  • Jan 1, 1405

    Zheng He

    Zheng He
    Takes first voyage in 1405, considered an achievment for all of mankind not just for Chinese.1405-1433 expeditions
  • Feb 2, 1419

    Prince Henry

    Prince Henry
    Prince of Portugal; endorsed exploration, setup a school for navigators and ship builders who later on discovered other places
  • Mar 3, 1453

    Ottomans Empire

    Ottomans Empire
    Capture Costantiople
  • Apr 4, 1464

    Sognhai Empire

    Sognhai Empire
    Begins in West Africa
  • Period:
    Nov 29, 1492
    Dec 31, 1502

    Christopher Columbus

    First European to sail west searching for a water route to Asia
  • May 5, 1494

    Spain and Portugal

    Spain and Portugal
    Sign the Treaty of Tordesillas
  • Jun 6, 1511


    First enslaved Africans arrive
  • Period:
    Sep 29, 1519
    Oct 30, 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Led the expedition to sail completely around the world
  • Period:
    Jan 18, 1534
    Apr 29, 1541

    Jacques Cartier

    Explored the St. Lawrence River
  • Tokugawa

    Shoguns ruled japan
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    Founds Quebec
  • Dutch

    Open trade with Java
  • Qing Dynasty

    Qing Dynasty
    Manchus established dynasty in China
  • The Americas

    The Americas
    American colonies declare independence from Britain
  • Britain

    Seeks trade with China