Early Explores

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  • 1000

    Leif Eriksson- viking

    Leif Eriksson- viking
    first european to reach north america
  • 1447

    Vasco Da Gama sailed for Portugal

    Vasco Da Gama sailed for Portugal
    First to sail all the way around Africa to Asia
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain
    1st trip sailed to north america across the Atlantic ocean believed he had reached Asia
  • 1493

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain
    his second voyage to the america across the Atlantic ocean
  • 1497

    Bartolomeu Dias sailed for Portugal

    Bartolomeu Dias sailed for Portugal
    discovering the southern tip of africa, the cape of good hope
  • 1497

    John Cabot sent by England

    John Cabot sent by England
    an Italian to look for the northern sea route
  • 1498

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain
    his thrid voyage to the america 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 the mapmakers were convinced this was not Asia and named the new land " America" in his honor
  • 1500

    Pedro Alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal

    Pedro Alavres Cabral sailed for Portugal
    on his way around Africa he went to wide and ended up in Brazil, South America
  • 1502

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain

    Christopher Columbus sailed for spain
    his fourth and final voyage to the america across the Atlantic ocean
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Bailboa sailed for spain

    Vasco Nunez de Bailboa sailed for spain
    He travels through central America and the 1st European to see the Pacific Ocean (the largest ocean)
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon
    explored present-day flordia looking for "fountain of flowers"
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes sailed for spain

    Hernan Cortes sailed for spain
    a conquistador who explored Mexico and conquered the aztec
  • Period:
    1520
    to
    1522

    Ferdinand Magellan Sailed for Spain

    1st European to circumnavigate the globe
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Varrazano

    Giovanni de Varrazano
    He is renowned as the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between Florida and New Brunswick
  • Period:
    1528
    to
    1536

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca sailed for spain

    accompanied by Estevanicio( a slave) and others, explored the North America Southwest looks for 7 cities of gold
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for spain

    Francisco Pizarro sailed for spain
    a conquistador who explored the Andes mountain of south america and conquered the Inca empire
  • Period:
    1534
    to
    1536

    jacques cartier

    Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint
  • Period:
    1539
    to
    1542

    Hernando de Soto sailed for spain

    explored Flordia and North Carolina discovered Mississippi River
  • Period:
    1540
    to
    1542

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado sailed for spain

    cont. in North America southwest, looking for cites of gold discoverd the grand canyon ( in az)
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo sailed for spain

    Juan Cabrillo sailed for spain
    he explores up from mexico and goes into modern day California
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle
    followed the Mississippi all the way to the gulf of mexico, he claimed the region for France and named it Louisiana in honor of Louis XlV
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    Robert Cavelier de La Salle

    He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette

    Father Jacques Marquette and fur trader Louis Joliet set out on a four-month voyage that carried them thousands of miles through the heart of North America to explore the path of the Mississippi River.