Names and lives of the major European Explorers.
Explorers who sailed for and claimed land for Portugal.
1425-1460 Prince Henry the Navigator trains Portuguese sailors to go exploring.
1488 Sailed around the southern tip of Africa
1498 Sailed around Africa to India
Explorers who sailed and conquered land for Spain.
1492 Landed in North America (the Bahamas)
1501 Sailed to eastern South America
1513 Crossed the Isthmus of Panama
1513 Explored Florida
1519-1522 Led first expedition around the world.
1521 Conquered the Aztecs
1528 Explored the area now known as Texas
1533 Defeated the Inca
1540 Explored the southwestern part of North America
1540 Explored southeastern North America, first to reach the Mississippi River
All explorers that sailed for and conquered land for England.
Reached North America in 1497
1577-1580 Sails around the world capturing gold from Spanish ships
1585 Starts the first colony in North America on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina.
Men who sailed for France
1524 Reached the mouth of the Hudson River
1534 Reached Canada
1603 Explored the St. Lawrence River
1608 Founded Quebec
Vikings, Italians, and Dutch explorers
1000 First European to land in and start a colony in North America
1271 Started his travels on the Silk Road to China
1609 Explored the Hudson River