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3.6 Dates & Events

1245 - John of Plano Carpini was sent to the court of the Great Khan in Mongolia.

1260 - The Polo brothers reach the court of Kublai Khan in China.

1488 - Bartholomeu Dias reaches the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa.

1492 - Queen Isabella of Spain sponsors Christopher Columbus to find a route to  India.

1498 - Vasco da Gama goes around the cape and across the Indian Ocean to reach  India (Calicut).

John Cabot makes a voyage to North America.

1499 - Amerigo Vespucci lands in America.


1500 - Cabral reaches South America (Brazil)

1510 - Goa becomes the capital of the Portuguese Eastern Empire.

1513 - Balboa crosses the Isthimus of Panama.

1515-1547 - The French king Francis I extends his colonies to Canada and the Mississipi Valley.

1517 - The Portuguese reach China.

1519 - Hernando Cortez discovers Mexico.

1534-1541 - Jaques Cartier carries out explorations in North America.
 

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Index

3.0 Introduction
3.1 Importance of Geographical Discoveries
3.2 Causes of Geographical Discoveries
3.3 Early Travelers to the Far East
3.4 Important Geographical Discoveries
3.5 The Consequences of the Discoveries
3.6 Dates & Events
3.7 Points to Remember

Chapter 4





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