1500 – Unexpectedly reached Brazil during voyage from Portugal to East Indies, becoming 1st European to discover Brazil and taking possession of it for Portugal. 1520 – Cabral died and was buried in a monastery in Santarém, Portugal. 1900 – He was honored on a postage stamp, in a set of Brazilian stamps ..
1499 – 1500 – His date of birth and parentage are also unknown, but events in his life lead Kelsey to believe he was born of poor parents "around and then worked for his keep in the home of a prominent Seville merchant. 1539 – Francisco de Ulloa, who had been commissioned by Hernan ..
1658 – He was born at Les Laumets in the hamlet of Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, in Gascony, on the 5th of March. – He joined the army where he was a cadet in the regiment of Dampierre-Lorraine. 1677 – He became a lieutenant in the regiment of Clairembault. 1683 – He arrived at Port Royal, ..
1490? – Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born this year; he was an early Spanish explorer of the New World. Explored the U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona on foot from coastal Louisiana to Sinaloa, Mexico. 1537 – He went on to Mexico City and returned to Europe. 1540 ..
1450? – He was born on this year at Genoa, Italy. 1461 – He was living in Venice on this year, where he became a citizen. 1482 – He married a Venetian woman on this year and they had three sons. 1490 – He and his family moved to Valencia in Spain ..
1476 – Born in Venice, Italy. Italian born explorer and the son of John Cabot. 1497 – Sailed with his father John Cabot in the service of England, in May. 1512 – Employed by Henry VIII as a cartographer at Greenwich. – Accompanied Willoughby to Spain, where he was made captain by Ferdinand ..
1821 – Born on the 19th of March 19, 1821 in Devonshire, England. 1840 – He had become fluent in French, Italian, and the Béarnais and Neapolitan dialects, as well as in Greek and Latin. 1842 – He went to India as subaltern officer in the 18th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry during England’s war ..
1592 – Born in Champigny-surMarne, France. French-born Canadian explorer. He was also known as The First Coureur de Bois. 1608 – Étienne Brûlé left his home in France and set sail for the new colony Quebec at the age of 16. 1615 – Champlain "discovered" Lake Huron, where he met his intrepid interpreter and gave ..
1852 – He was born in Rome on the 26th of January. 1874 – De Brazza made two trips, up the Gabon River and Ogoue River. – He also became a naturalized French citizen at this time, adopting the French spelling of his name. 1875-1878 – In this expedition, armed with cotton textiles ..
1864 – He was born on the 1st of December in Kristiania, Norway. 1894-1895 – He was member of a whaling expedition to the Ross Sea. 1895 – He was the 1st person to make confirmed landing on Antarctica. 1930 – He was awarded the Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographic Society. 1934 – He ..