Browsing Geography (Physical)

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Headword Date Article Type
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769 - 1859 P
Christopher Columbus discovers what will later be called “America” 1492 T
Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain 1492 T Note
Columbus' voyage of discovery financed by Ferdinand of Spain 1492 T Note
Columbus reaches the Bahamas 1492 T Note
John Cabot reaches Newfoundland 1497 T Note
Amerigo Vespucci explores parts of South America 1499 T Note
Pedro Alvares Cabral travels to Brazil and then to India 1500 T Note
World map names America after Amerigo Vespucci 1507 T Note
Verrazzano explores New York Bay and Newfoundland 1524 - 1524 T Note
Gulf of Mexico explored by Cabeza de Vaca 1528 T Note
Strait of Belle Isle and St Lawrence explored by Jacques Cartier 1534 T Note
Expedition into North America by Hernando de Soto 1539 - 1543 T Note
Coronado explores the south-west of North America 1540 - 1542 T Note
Amazon explored by Francisco de Orellana 1542 T Note
John Hawkins and Francis Drake are trapped by Spanish ships in the West Indies 1568 T Note
Francis Drake sees the Pacific 1573 T Note
Labrador explored by Martin Frobisher, who discovers Baffin Island 1576 T Note
Francis Drake discovers San Francisco Bay 1579 T Note
Sir Walter Ralegh sails for Guiana 1595 T Note

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