Christopher Columbus set sail and had an Arabic interpreter to communicate with oriental people.
Training a captive Indian for the job of interpreter. They communicated with signs and gestures.
Geronimo de Aguilar had been shipwrecked in Yucatan; he had a shipmate, Gonzalo Guerrero, had survived and made their lives among the Chontal Maya.
During the siege of Malaca, Magellan had acquire Entique.
Magellan had travelled back to Europe with his master, was with him at first meeting with Spanish Privy Council in Seville.
Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba led an expedition to what was to become Mexico.
Julian returned to Yucatan from Cuba under the leadership of Juan de Grijalba.
Marina interpreted for Cortes at key points in the conquest of Mexico and its mentioned regularly in the chronicles of these years.
Marina's status as intermediary between Spaniards and the people of Mexico was confirmed.
A woman known as "La Malinche" was given to Hernan Cortes.
Marina was one of the twenty women given to Cortes by Chontal-Maya leader on the Tabasco coast.
Malinche leaves the city with Cortes when he returned to the coast.
On April 26th, Magellan was killed by Si Lapulapu's fighters.
Enrique played a key role in similar dealings with Rajah Humabon of Cebu.
Enrique did not understand anything said by the natives. However he was able to communicate as Malay was lingua franca of diplomacy.
Cortes negotiates with his allies and their forces return to destroy Tenochtitlan.
She fades from the record after reports of her marriage to Juan Camarillo.
Birth of Malinche's daughter, Maria.
Ibrahim Bey's story is fairly-well documented. He was sold to the Turks by his Tartar kidnappers.
João Rodrigues starts living in Japan.
João Rodrigues took his vows.
Elizabeth I granted Walter Raleigh the right to explore North America.
Two ships sailed to America under captain Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlow.
Manteo had an important role as intermediary on the English side, appears to have been confirmed by his baptism.
Alessandro Valignano was granted an audience with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the Japanese ruler.
Negotiations with the Governor of Nagasaki.
Troubles with the San Felipe affair.
The execution of 26 Cristians.
The English Settlement in Jamestown raised to comparable tensions.
Thomas Savage landed in Jamestown.
Henry arrived in Jamestown.
Spelman settled with the Patowomeke people.
All priest were expelled.
Henry was accused by fellow-interpreter Robert Poole of denouncing Jamestown's Governor Sir George Yardley and predicting his replacement.
Savage warned Jamestown's Governor that Wyatt was planning an attack but the Governor did not believed him.
Topaia was in member of ruling circle that dealt with visitors.
James Cook had instructions to deal with natives that communicated with friendly signs painting of things and asking what they were.
Topaia tried to ease the situation and found their language so near his own he could tolerably well understand them all to keep peace.
The authorities established a new Translation Chamber that started training their own Turkish mother-tongue, Muslim dragomans.