Explorers

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In History
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher columbus

    Christopher columbus
    Christopher columbus
    Columbus land on island in the Caribbean Sea
    Description of journey:
    Columbus sails from Palos, Spain on Aug. 3, 1492.
    On Sept. 30, 1492 Ships complete 3 weeks with no sight of land.
    On Oct. 12, 1492 Columbus lands on San Salvador
    On Dec. 25, 1492 Santa Maria wrecks
    On Jan. 16, 1493 Nina and Pinta began homeward voyage
    On Mar. 15 1493 Nina and Pinta reach Palos
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernán Cortés

    Hernán Cortés
    Hernán Cortés
    Hernán Cortés conqeured Central and southern Mexico
    Journey:
    Cortes sailed to Yucatán in 1519
    From Yucatán, Cortés sailed northward along the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico
    In Aug 1519, Cortés marched toward Tenochitlan
    In December 1520 Cortés began to organize an attack on Tenochitlan
    The city fell on Aug. 13 1521
  • Jul 16, 1519

    Alsono Álvarez de Pineda

    Alsono Álvarez de Pineda
    Alsono Álvarez de Pineda
    Alsono Álvarez de Pineda was sent to explore the gulf of Mexico
    Description of journey:
    He sailed from Jamaica to map the coastline.
    He reached Florida and from there his ships sailed west and south.
    He passed what are now the states of Alabama, Mississippi,Louisiana and Texas.
    Álvarez de Pineda sailed north and founded a settlment that failed.
    *date of departure is only an estimate
  • Jan 1, 1527

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Cabeza De Vaca joined an expedition to Florida but was seperated and on a barge landed on an island of of Texas
    Journey:
    Cabeza De Vaca joined an expedition to Florida.
    After landing he became seperated from the ships.
    He and a few companions sailed to an island off of Texas.
    He reachined northwestern Mexico on foot.
    *date of expedition to Florida is an estimate
  • Sep 30, 1528

    Pánfilo de Narváez

     Pánfilo de Narváez
    Pánfilo de Narváez
    Pánfilo de Narváez was given the land of Florida and led an expedition there.
    Journey:
    Narváez led an expedition to Florida in 1528.
    He landed near Tampa Bay and lost many men in storms.
    He was cut off from the ships so he built 5 barges
    In November 1528 winds and currents forced his boat out into the gulf of Mexico and he drowned.
    *date of departure is and estimate
  • Apr 7, 1538

    Luis De Moscoso Alvarado

    Luis De Moscoso Alvarado
    Luis De Moscoso Alvarado
    Luis De Moscoso Alvarado was commander of 1 of 7 ships in Soto's fleet, He later became commander of the army.
    Journey:
    On Apr. 7 1538 he sailed from a spanish port to Florida
    On Mar. 1541 Soto proclaimed Moscoso commander while he was dying.
    On June 5 1542 the army left to go to New Spain.
  • Sep 30, 1539

    Hernando De Soto

    Hernando De Soto
    Hernando De Soto
    Hernando De Soto arrived near present-day Tampa Bay in 1539. He brought more than 600 men with horses to help him colonize the land and search for gold. De Soto planned to capture Indian chiefs.
    Journey:
    The army camped for the winter in what is now northern Florida
    It headed north during the spring and summer of 1540.
    On May 21, 1542, de Soto died from a fever by the banks of the Mississippi.
  • Feb 28, 1540

    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
    Coronado led expeditions to supposed cities of gold
    journey:
    Coronado left from Comostela,New Galica.
    In July Coronado reached Cibola
    In the winter of 1540 Coronado moved his headquarters
    The following spring he led an expedition to Quirva
    In The spring of 1542 he returned to new Spain
  • René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle

    René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle
    René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle
    René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle sailed to seek the mouth of the Mississippi.
    Journey:
    René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle sailed from Rochefort, France.
    The fllet was forced to make repaires.
    La Salle failed to find the Mississippi.
    La salle lands on Matagorda Bay.
    In late winter 1686 the only remaining ship wrecked