This timelime will display prominent figures from the age of exploaration and the dates of their journeys. It will includetext, images and video.
Created by nmcinerney on Oct 15, 2010
Last updated: 10/28/10 at 11:53 AM
Zarco was a knight at the service of Prince Henry the Navigator's household. In his service still at a young age Zarco commanded the caravels guarding the coast of Algarve from the incursions of the Moors, was at the conquest of Ceuta, and later led the caravels that recognized the island of Porto Santo in 1418 to 1419 and afterwards, the island of Madeira 1419 to 1420. He founded the city of Câmara de Lobos
Henry Hudson sailded along the Hudson River. He was born in Hertsfordshiere, England on sep. 12 1570. His ship was called the Half Moon.
He founded Quebec in what is now Canada. He made several trips to the region and founded Lake Champlain. He described the beauty of the wildlife.
Juan de Onate led an expedition that crossed the Rio Grande River and set up a headquarters at the rivers junction.
Found and setteled in the settelment of Zumi
Francisco Pizzaro lands in Peru in 1532. He meets the Native American Incas and they think he is a god. They build him a palace and they gain his trust. One day Pizzaro meets Inca leader Atahualpa and gives him a Bible. He has never seen a book before and throws it. This is a threat to Pizzaro and he is ready to attack. Pizzaro captures Atahualpa and commands his army to attack. They use gunpower and wipe out most of the empire. Without their leader the Inca were not at their peak. Pizzaro finally executes Atahualpa and finishes of the Inca.
His fleet of 13 ships sailed far into the western Atlantic Ocean, perhaps intentionally, where he made landfall on what he initially assumed to be a large island. As the new land was within the Portuguese sphere according to the Treaty of Tordesillas, Cabral claimed it for the Portuguese Crown. He explored the coast, realizing that the large land mass was likely a continent, and dispatched a ship to notify King Manuel I of the new territory. The continent was South America, and the land he had claimed for Portugal later came to be known as Brazil. The fleet reprovisioned and then turned eastward to resume the journey to India.
In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon discovered present day Florida. Juan Ponce de Leon was on a journey to find gold and the fountain of youth.
In 1499, Vespucci joined the expedition of Alonso de Hojeda (also spelled Ojeda), a veteran of Columbus’ second voyage. The 1499 expedition included four ships and was accompanied by well-known cosmographer and cartographer Juan de la Cosa, who had gone on Columbus’ first two voyages. The expedition explored much of the northeastern coast of South America, including stops in Trinidad and Guyana. They also visited a tranquil bay and named it “Venezuela,” or “Little Venice.” The name stuck.
Like Columbus, Vespucci suspected that he may have been looking at the long-lost Garden of Eden, the Earthly Paradise. The expedition found some gold, pearls and emeralds and captured some slaves for sale, but still was not very profitable.
Vasco de Gama set sail for India.The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama led an expedition at the end of the 15th century that opened the sea route to India by way of the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.
Jhon Cabot probaly landed on coast of present day New Founland.England used most of Cabots voyage of the basis for its claims to Nortn America. He was also the first European since the vikings to explore the main land of north America and the first to search for the Northwest passage. Jhon Cabot moved from Bristol, England. He belived that sailing west.His first voyage Cabot sailed out of Bristol,England . With his ship The Matthew on May2,1497. He landed in the the new world beliving that he had landed on the east coast of Asia.
on his 2nd voyage .he was given over 17ship and 1000 men .animal were also on bord . he columbus expanded settlement on hispaniola, began to convert native to cahlic and established a trade past
www. cc voyage/2nd.org
Christopher Columbus landed on San Salvador . He thought he was in the East Indies; however he actually had landed in the Americas.
Bartholomew Dias set sail for the Indian ocean. He explored the souther most part of africa and from there he sailed to the northeasst into the Indian ocean