Explorers

Timeline created by Chefopp
In History
  • Oct 9, 1000

    Leif Erikson

    Leif Erikson
    Was an explorer from Iceland, he was the first European to set foot on North America, was before Columbus.
  • Mar 22, 1455

    Prince Henry

    Prince Henry
    central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion.
  • Aug 6, 1487

    Dias

    Dias
    He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European to do so.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus

    Columbus
    completed 4 voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to travel, he traveled using the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
  • May 20, 1497

    Cabot

    Cabot
    John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer. His 1497 voyage to the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest known European exploration of coastal North America.
  • Jul 8, 1497

    Gama

    Gama
    The first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans
  • May 14, 1501

    Vespucci

    Vespucci
    Mapped South America, lived in Spain, died of malaria.
  • Mar 27, 1513

    Leon

    Leon
    explored Florida in 1513, searched for the fountain of youth.
  • Sep 1, 1513

    Balboa

    Balboa
    Discovered Pacific Ocean.
  • Feb 18, 1519

    Cortes

    Cortes
    explored Mexico in 1519, came across the Aztec, he was a conquistador.
  • Sep 20, 1519

    Magellan

    Magellan
    circumnavigated the world.
  • Jun 17, 1527

    Vaca

    Vaca
    a slave, explored North America, searched for the 7 cities of gold.
  • 1531

    Pizarro

    Pizarro
    explored the Andes Mountains, conquered the Inca.
  • Apr 20, 1534

    Cartier

    Cartier
    French-Breton maritime explorer who claimed what is now Canada for the Kingdom of France.
  • May 18, 1539

    Soto

    Soto
    explored Florida and North Carolina in 1539.
  • Sep 28, 1542

    Cabrillo

    Cabrillo
    a maritime explorer, investigated the west coast of North America.
  • Sep 22, 1554

    Coronado

    Coronado
    searched for the 7 cities of gold, discovered the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
  • Champlain

    Champlain
    Made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean, and founded Quebec, and New France.
  • Hudson

    Hudson
    English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century.
  • La Salle

    La Salle
    French explorer and fur trader in North America.