Age of Exploration

Timeline created by chris_hart
In History
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry the Navigator
    Prince Henry the Navigator establishes a Naval observatory for the teaching of navigation, astronomy, and cartography.
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    First European to sail arounfd the coast of Africa and up along the East coast.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    The first European to sail west searching for a water route to Asia
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Vasco da Gama

    Vasco da Gama
    First European to sail around the south of Africa and reach India
  • Jan 1, 1498

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    Claimed coastal lands in present day Canada and U.S for England.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Led the first expedition to sail completely around the world
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    Explored South America and conquered the Incas.
  • Jan 1, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    Explored territory in southern U.S
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Conquered the rich Aztec empire in Mexico
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Explored what is now the Hudson River and the Hudson Bay