Early Explores

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In History
  • 1000

    Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson
    Leif Ericson was an Norse explorer from Iceland. He is thought to have been the first known European to have set foot on continental North America
  • 1487

    bartolomeu dias

    bartolomeu dias
    he set out from lisbon with two small caravels and a supply ship.
  • 1492

    christopher columbus

    christopher columbus
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1497

    amerigo vespucci

    amerigo vespucci
    Amerigo vespucci embarked on his first voyage. On his third and most successful voyage, he discovered present-day Rio de Janeiro
  • 1497

    vasco da gama

    vasco da gama
    Vasco da Gama is the first Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea
  • 1497

    john cabot

    john cabot
    He claimed land in Canada for England. After setting sail in May 1498 for a return voyage to North America.
  • 1513

    francisco pizarro

    francisco pizarro
    franciso who explored the andez of the south america and the lnca empire.
  • 1513

    juan ponce de leon

    juan ponce de leon
    explored the days of florida,while looking for the fountain younth.
  • 1513

    vasco nunez de balbo

    vasco nunez de balbo
    vasco nunez de valbo was a Spanish explorer, governor. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean
  • 1519

    hernando cortez

    hernando cortez
    hernando cortez was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who defeated the Aztecs and claimed Mexico for Spain.
  • 1520

    ferdinand magellen

    ferdinand magellen
    he said from span, to the southen most tip of south america, he sailed through the stormy waters of a sea.
  • 1527

    alvar nunez cabeza de vaca

    alvar nunez cabeza de vaca
    explored the north america and the southwest with a native slave.
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence
  • 1539

    hernando de soto

    hernando de soto
    explored florida and north carolina
  • 1542

    juan cabrillo

    juan cabrillo
    Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was a maritime explorer best known for investigations of the West Coast of North America.
  • 1542

    francisco vasquaz de coronado

    francisco vasquaz de coronado
    who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    He made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    sailing voyages in search of an ice-free passage to Asia.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    he embarked on a third voyage funded by the Dutch East India Company that took him to the New World and the river that would be given his name.
  • Rene-Robert De La Salle

    Rene-Robert De La Salle
    was an explorer best known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.