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  • Aug 1, 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias

    Bartolomeu Dias
    First European to sail around the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.
  • Aug 1, 1492

    Chrisopher Colombus left Spain

    Chrisopher Colombus left Spain
    His three small ships—the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria—sailed westward across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus landed in San Salvador

    Columbus landed in San Salvador
  • Feb 6, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas divides the world in half

    Treaty of Tordesillas divides the world in half
    in 1500 the Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral set sail westward for India. Under the Trety of Tordesillas, Cabral was able to claim rich land for Portugal. Over time, Spain took control of Central and South America.
  • Feb 6, 1497

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci
    Italian navigator. Between 1497 and 1504, he crossed the Atlantic several times as part of Spanish and Portuguese expeditions. Vespucci did not think the land he saw was part of Asia. He called it a New World. A German mapmaker, impressed with Amerigo's argument, called the land America after Vespucci.
  • Feb 5, 1498

    Vasco da Gama landed in India

    Vasco da Gama landed in India
    First European to sail around the south of Africa and reach India. He returned to Portugal, his ships full of valueable goods.
  • Feb 10, 1500

    Charles V

    Charles V
    Charles was one of the greatest Spanish Kings. Charles took the Spanish throne in 1516. Three years later he was elected Holy Roman Emperor. As Holy Roman Emperor, he was expected to support German aims. Charles realized that the Spanish and Holy Roman empires had become too large for one man to rule. In 1556 he gave up his throne and divided the vast lands among members of his family.
  • Feb 10, 1513

    Ponce de Leon

    Ponce de Leon
    In 1513 Ponce de León sailed northward to what is now Florida. A later voyage to Florida in 1528, led by another explorer ended in disaster and shipwreck. A handful of survivors from this tragic voyage traveled overland across what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico.
  • Feb 5, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    in 1519, he set out from Spain with five ships to cross the Atlantic to South america.
  • Feb 10, 1530

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    In 1530 Francisco Pizarro led 180 men and 37 horses on an expedition. They traveled from the Isthmus of Panama to the capital of the Inca Empire in what is now Peru. In 1533 Pizarro claimed the land from present-day Ecuador to Chile for Spain.Cortés and Pizarro destroyed many Aztec and Inca statues and temples.
  • Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade
    Merchants shipped cotton goods,weapons, and liqur to africa in exchange for slaves or gold. The slaves were traded for raw materials which were shipped to Europe, To complete the triangle merchants sent the plantations products to Europe. European slave ships carried thousands of slaves each year.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400
    to

    Age of Exploration

    The Age of Discovery is a historical period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the discovery of America by Spain in 1492, and the discovery of the ocean route to the East in 1498,
  • Period:
    Feb 10, 1400
    to
    Feb 10, 1498

    Portugal's First Explorers

    Prince Henry-Henry's explorers claimed the Azores for Portugal.The success of these early voyages of discovery and exploration created great excitement throughout Europe.
    Bartolomeu Dias-had found the route to the Indian Ocean.
    Vasco da Gama sailed eastward across the Indian Ocean. He landed in India in 1498.a an overseas trade route from Europe to India and the East Indies was now available. Rich cargoes of spices and jewels arrived in Portugal.
  • Period:
    Feb 6, 1487
    to

    European Explantions

    Routes taken by Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Dutch explorers. They sailed both east and west to discover new lands. After the voyages of Dias and da Gama, the Portuguese dreamed of controlling trade with Asia. In about 1510 they conquered part of the southwest coast of India.The Portuguese also gained footholds in China and Japan. Finally, they established several armed trading posts on the East African coast.
  • Period:
    Feb 6, 1500
    to

    Food prices increased many times

    Spain lacked industries and the government did little to promote them. So much of Spain's land was devoted to raising sheep for wool that the country could not produce enough food to feed its people.