The Maritime Revolution 1400-1500

Main

Polynesian settlement of Pacific Islands

400 - 1300

Viking Voyages

700 - 1200

Mali Voyages

1300

Voyages of Zheng He

1405 - 1433

Voyage of Henry the Navigator

1418 - 1460

Slaves from West Africa

1440

Portuguese at Gold Coast

1482

Portuguese at Gold Coast and the Kongo

1486

Bartholomeu Dias reaches Indian Ocean

1488

Columbus reaches Caribbean

1492

Spanish conquer Hispanola

1492 - 1500

Columbus returns to Caribbean

1493

Vasco da Gama reaches India

1497

Columbus reaches South America

1498

Cabral reaches Brazil

1500

Portuguese bombard Swahili coast cities

1505

Portuguese take Goa

1510

Portuguese take Malacca

1511

Ponce de Leon explores Florida

1513

Magellan Expidition

1519 - 1522

Cortez conquers Aztec empire

1519 - 1520

Pizarro conquers Inca Empire

1531 - 1533

Portuguese take Dui

1535

Portuguese defeat Ottoman fleet

1538

Portuguese aid Eithiopia

1539