Timeline of the Renaissance- Exploration

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The Columbian Exchange takes place.

1450 - 1750

Bartolomeu Dias sails around the southern tip of Africa.

1487 - 1488

Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers the Americas.

1492

Vasco da Gama arrives in India after sailing around the southern tip of Africa.

1498

Amerigo Vespucci reaches the mouth of the Amazon River in South America.

1499

Ferdinand Magellan begins his voyage around the world.

1519

Plymouth Colony is established

1620

James Cook lands in Australia.

1770