Explorers Timeline

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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    1001 Leif Ericson explores North America  
    1265 Marco Polo begins his exploration of China and Asia  
    1432 :Portuguese navigators discovered the Azores  
    1445 Dinis Dias sails the west coast of Africa  
    1456 :Cape Verde islands are explored by Portuguese  
    1470 Portuguese 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  
    1513 Vasco 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  
    1519 Ferdinand 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  
    1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay
Hernando Cortes explores the Honduras
Pedro de Alvarado explores Guatemala and El Salvador
    1526 :Francisco Montejo explores Yucatan  
    1528 Panfilo 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  
    1539 Hernando de Soto explores south-eastern North America  
    1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explores south-western North America
Discovery of the Grand Canyon by Garcia Lopez de Cardenas
Francisco de Orellana explores Amazon River
    1541 Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explores Kansas  
    1542 Cabrillo explores and discovers the Californian coast
Rey Lopez de Villalobos explores the Philippines
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers San Diego Bay, California
    1559 Tristan de Luna explores North America  
    1562 John Hawkins sails to Africa  
    1563 Francisco de Ibarra explores New Mexico  
    1576 Sir Martin Frobisher explores Baffin Bay and the Hudson Strait  
    1577 Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world - December 13 1577 to September 26 1580  
    1584 Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (both in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh) explore the coast of North Carolina  
    1585 Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the Roanoke colony  
    1593 Sir Richard Hawkins travels to the South Pacific  
    1595 Sir Walter Raleigh seeks golden city of El Dorado in South America

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