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Zheng He, the Chinese Admiral, begins his seven voyages in the Indian Ocean 1405 - 1433 Context Note
Cape Verde reached by Portuguese navigators 1446 Context Note
Pero de Covilha reaches India via the Red Sea 1487 - 1489 Context Note
The Cape of Good Hope is explored by Bartolome Dias 1487 Context Note
Christopher Columbus discovers what will later be called “America” 1492 Context
Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain 1492 Context Note
Columbus' voyage of discovery financed by Ferdinand of Spain 1492 Context Note
Columbus reaches the Bahamas 1492 Context Note
Henry VII commissions the Cabots to discover new lands 1496 Context Note
John Cabot reaches Newfoundland 1497 Context Note
Vasco de Gama discovers a sea-route from Europe to India via the Cape of Good Hope 1498 Context Note
Amerigo Vespucci explores parts of South America 1499 Context Note
Early Modern Voyages of Discovery and Travel Writing 1500 - 1650 Context
Pedro Alvares Cabral travels to Brazil and then to India 1500 Context Note
Tristan de Cunha discovers an island which he names after himself 1506 Context Note
Leo Africanus explores Timbuktu, Gao, Katsina, Kano and Lake Chad 1517 Context Note
First circumnavigation of the world by the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan 1519 - 1522 Context Note
Verrazzano explores New York Bay and Newfoundland 1524 - 1524 Context Note
New Guinea first sighted by a European: Jorge de Meneses 1526 Context Note
Gulf of Mexico explored by Cabeza de Vaca 1528 Context Note

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