Timeline - European Exploration Expansionism and Empires TIMELINE ~930 Gunnbjorn a Viking discovers"Greenland 982 Eric the Red another Viking

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European Exploration, Expansionism, and Empires TIMELINE ~930: Gunnbjorn, a Viking, discovers “Greenland” 982: Eric the Red, another Viking, returns to Greenland with settlers to establish two colonies 986: Bjarni Herjulfsson, a Viking, explores the American coastline 1002: Leif Ericson, son of Eric the Red, tries to establish “Vinland” in America (soon to be abandoned) 1271- 1295: Marco Polo goes to China 1415: Portugal captures Ceuta in Morocco establishing a foothold in Africa 1424-45: Portugal sends expeditions along the coast of Africa 1441: Portuguese navigators cruise West Africa and reestablish slave trade 1450: Prince Henry the Navigator builds school for sailors 1453: Turkish Empire cuts off the land route for spices from Asia to Europe (search for sea route begins) 1470-84: Portuguese explorations discover Africa's Gold Coast and the Congo River. 1478-88: Bartholomeu Dias reaches the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa 1492: Columbus sails to the New World
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CUR 100 taught by Professor Freiert during the Spring '07 term at Gustavus.

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Timeline - European Exploration Expansionism and Empires TIMELINE ~930 Gunnbjorn a Viking discovers"Greenland 982 Eric the Red another Viking

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