chapter 2 explorers timeline

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In History
  • 1000

    Leif Erickson: sponsored by the country of Scandinavia

    Leif Erickson: sponsored by the country of Scandinavia
    He is the first european to land in north america. he ends up landing on what is now present day california
  • 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias: sailed in the country of Portugal

    Bartolomeu Dias: sailed in the country of Portugal
    sailed southward from Portugal and made it around the southern tip of Africa. he names the southern tip "The Cape of Good Hope".
  • 1488

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral: sponsored by the country of Portugal

    Pedro Alvarez Cabral: sponsored by the country of Portugal
    he is known for landing in the country of Brazil in South America. He starts a settlement there for Portugal
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus: sponsored by king Ferdinand and Queen

    Christopher Columbus: sponsored by king Ferdinand and Queen
    In 1492 Christopher Columbus led 90 sailors in three ships into the unknown
  • 1497

    Vasco Da Gama: sponsored by the country Portugal

    Vasco Da Gama: sponsored by the country Portugal
    Sailed all around Africa and all the way to India, he won the European race for a sea route to Asia
  • 1497

    John Cabot: sponsored by England

    John Cabot: sponsored by England
    he was sent to look for a sea route to Asia and landed on the coast of the present-day newfoundland
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vaspucci: sponsored by spain

    Amerigo Vaspucci: sponsored by spain
    he realized that south america was a separate continent then
  • 1513

    Juan Ponce de Leon: sponsored by Spain

    Juan Ponce de Leon: sponsored by Spain
    There's a legend that wasn't only looking for gold
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa: hiked through steamy rain forests

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa: hiked through steamy rain forests
    Vasco heard of stories of the "great waters" beyond the mountains of panama in central america and he hiked through steamy rain forests to find them and saw a body of water and claimed it for spain
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes: sponsored by Spain

    Hernan Cortes: sponsored by Spain
    Hernan Cortes had landed on the east coast of present-day Mexico, and within two years Cortes conquered the Aztec Empire that had ruled the region
  • 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan: sponsored by spain

    Ferdinand Magellan: sponsored by spain
    they reached the southernmost tip and was also blown off course by a storm
  • 1524

    Giovanni de Verrazano: sponsored by France

    Giovanni de Verrazano: sponsored by France
    Giovanni was sent to look for a northern route and explored the coast of North America from present-day Nova Scotia down to the Carolinas
  • 1528

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: part of a Spanish expedition

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: part of a Spanish expedition
    They came in conflict with Native Americans in Florida and three out of the five boats were lost in the storm
  • 1531

    Francisco Pizarro: sponsored by Spain

    Francisco Pizarro: sponsored by Spain
    The Spanish had arrested and executed the Inca ruler, and without their leader they could not fight effectively and Pizarro had soon controlled most of the wealthy Inca empire
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier: sponsored by France

    Jacques Cartier: sponsored by France
    he sailed up the st. Lawrence river hoping that it would lead to the pacific, he discovered a mountain peak
  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado: searched for the seven cities of cibola

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado: searched for the seven cities of cibola
    While he was searching for the seven cities of cibola he went through northern mexico and present day Arizona
  • 1541

    Hernando de soto: led an expedition to explore Florida

    Hernando de soto: led an expedition to explore Florida
    He led an expedition to explore Florida and today's southeastern united states an traveled for three years
  • 1542

    Juan Cabrillo: sponsored by Spain

    Juan Cabrillo: sponsored by Spain
    he spotted California
  • Henry Hudson: sponsored by the dutch

    Henry Hudson: sponsored by the dutch
    Henry was sent to look for a passage through the Americas and found a river
  • Louis Joliet and Marquette: sponsored by France

    Louis Joliet and Marquette: sponsored by France
    they traveled the mississippi river by a canoe, they hoped to find metals and they were trying to find a northwest passage
  • Robert Cavelier de La Salle: sponsored by France

    Robert Cavelier de La Salle: sponsored by France
    He followed the Mississippi river all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and claimed the region for France