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European Exploration Timeline
Transcript of European Exploration Timeline
By: Olivia Connaughton 1416- Prince Henry the Navigator built an observatory and founded a school of navigation in Sagres, Portugal. 1400 1700 1492- Chrostopher Columbus lands in the Bahamas thinking he had found a new route to Asia. 1488- Portuguese navigator Bartolome Dias led an expedition from Portugal southward along the African coast. A storm blew his ships around the southern tip of African and there he found the Cape of Good Hope. 1501- Amerigo Vespucci led a Spanish fleet to the couth of South America. He believed that the land was not Asia but a "new world". It was later named America in honor of him. 1519- A portuguese navigator named Ferdinand Magellan set out with a Spanish fleet to sail to the east coast of South America and into the Pacific. 1522- The voyage's only remaining ship returned to spain after cimcumnavigating the world. 1534- The hard work and strategy of Francisco Pizzarro and his Spanish conquistadors finally pays off as they conquer the entire Inca empire. 1541- Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River 1609- Henry Hudson makes his first voyage to North America. 1609- Galileo Galilei becomes the first person to use a telescope to observe the heavens. 1619- The first Africans in North America arrive at Jamestown, Virginia. 1650- Nearly 80% of Spain's population of 3 to 4 million were Native Americans.