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The European Voyages of Exploration:


Portuguese explorers seek a route to India and China: 1415-1510

  • 1415: The Portuguese capture Ceuta.
  • 1433: Cape Bojador is rounded by Gil Eannes.
  • 1482: Elmina Castle is built.
  • 1484: Diogo Cao discovers the Congo estuary.
  • 1488: Bartolomeu Dias rounds the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1494: Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1497-1498: Vasco da Gama sails to India.
  • 1500: Pedro Cabral discovers Brazil.
  • 1510: The Portuguese capture Goa.

The Spanish colonization of Central and South America: 1492-1540

British and French colonization of North America: 1497-1600

  • 1497: John Cabot makes his voyage to North America.
  • 1534-1535: Jacques Cartier explores the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
  • 1585: The First English colony in North America is established on Roanoke Island.
  • 1600: The English East India Company is founded.

Global Exploration: 1500-1650


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