Explorers Timeline

Explorers Timeline
This Explorers History provides key dates, names and events in the exploration of the world
Exploration of the Americas, Africa and Asia
The Elizabethan explorers
The exploration of space
From Marco Polo to the Moon Landing & Neil Armstrong
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  1001Leif Ericson explores North America 
     
  1265Marco Polo begins his exploration of China and Asia 
     
  1432:Portuguese navigators discovered the Azores 
     
  1445Dinis Dias sails the west coast of Africa 
     
  1456:Cape Verde islands are explored by Portuguese 
     
  1470Portuguese begin African exploration 
     
  1488:Bartholomeu Dias of Portugal sails from the Iberian Peninsula to the south of Africa. 
     
  1492:The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus 
     
  1497:John Cabot and his son Sebastian discover Canada, landing on the coast of Newfoundland 
     
  1498:Vasco da Gama sails around the Cape of Good Hope and reaches India 
     
  1499:Alonzo de Ojeda explores Columbia  and Venezuela 
     
  1500: Vicente Pinzon and Juan Dias de Solis discover Brazil 
     
  1501: Amerigo Vespucci explores the coast of South America 
     
  1500: Rodrigo de Bastidas and Juan de la Cosa discover Panama 
     
  1508: Juan Dias de Solis explores Argentina 
     
  1513Vasco Nunez de Balboa explores the Pacific coast of Panama and discovers Pacific Ocean

Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida
 
     
  1516:Juan Dias de Solis explores Uruguay  
     
  1517:Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba explores Yucatan 
     
  1518:Juan de Grijalava explores Mexico 
     
  1519Ferdinand Magellan is the first to go around the world

Hernando Cortez kidnaps Aztec Emperor Montezuma and loots the Aztec gold

Alonzo de Pineda explores gulf Coast of America
 
     
  1522:Gil Gonzales de Avila and Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba explore Nicaragua & Granada 
     
  1524Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay
Hernando Cortes explores the Honduras
Pedro de Alvarado explores Guatemala and El Salvador
 
     
  1526:Francisco Montejo explores Yucatan 
     
  1528Panfilo de Narvaez conquers Cuba and explores Florida

Alvar Cabeza de Vaca explores Texas, Arizona and New Mexico
 
     
  1531: Francisco Pizarro explores Peru 
     
  1532: Francisco Pizarro invades and loots the Incan Empire 
     
  1533: Sebastian de Benalcazar explores Ecuador  
     
  1534:Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River 
     
  1536:Pedro de Mendoza explores Paraguay 
     
  1539Hernando de Soto explores south-eastern North America 
     
  1540Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explores south-western North America
Discovery of the Grand Canyon by Garcia Lopez de Cardenas
Francisco de Orellana explores Amazon River
 
     
  1541Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explores Kansas 
     
  1542Cabrillo explores and discovers the Californian coast
Rey Lopez de Villalobos explores the Philippines
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers San Diego Bay, California
 
     
  1559Tristan de Luna explores North America 
     
  1562John Hawkins sails to Africa 
     
  1563Francisco de Ibarra explores New Mexico 
     
  1576Sir Martin Frobisher explores Baffin Bay and the Hudson Strait 
     
  1577Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world - December 13 1577 to September 26 1580 
     
  1584Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (both in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh) explore the coast of North Carolina 
     
  1585Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the Roanoke colony 
     
  1593Sir Richard Hawkins travels to the South Pacific 
     
  1595Sir Walter Raleigh seeks golden city of El Dorado in South America

Cornelis de Houtman discovers Sea Route to Indonesia
 
     
  1598Juan de Archuleta explores Colorado 
     
  1607Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown 
     
  1609Henry Hudson explored parts of the Arctic Ocean and northeastern North America including the Hudson River 
     
  1642Abel Tasman explores Tasmania and New Zealand 
     
  1652Jan van Riebeeck explores Africa and founded Cape Town 
     
  1768Captain James Cook discovers New Zealand 
     
  1791George Vancouver explores Canada 
     
  1804Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explore the Louisiana Territory 
     
  1820Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen becomes the first person to see the Antarctic continent 
     
  1843Dr. David Livingstone explores Africa 
     
  1897Adrien de Gerlache explores Antarctica 
     
  1912Roald Amundsen first on the South Pole followed by Robert F. Scott, Edward Wilson, Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates 
     
  1959Yuri Gagarin becomes the first Man in Space 
     
  1969Moon Landing Neil Armstrong commander of the Apollo 11 mission, accompanied by Buzz Aldrin while their team mate Michael Collins controlled the command module Columbia 
     
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