Specific Explorers 

 


Vasco Nunez de Balboa
James Cavendish
 Hernando de Soto
Heriolf
Martin Pinzon
John Cabot
Samuel de Champlain
Cabeza de Vaca
Francisco Garces
Antonio Pigafetta
Sebastian Cabot
Christopher Columbus
Sebastian del Cano
Biarni Heriolfsson
Vicente Yanez Pinzon
Pedro Alvares Cabral
James Cook
Bartholomeu Dias
Henry Hudson
Francisco Pizarro
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo 
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Sir Francis Drake
Louis &Jolliet
Marco Polo
Juan de Cartegena
Hernan Cortes
Eric the Red Thorvaldsson
Ferdinand Magellan
Giovanni de Verrazano
Jacques Cartier
Vasco da Gama
Leif Erikkson
(Ericson)
Jacques Marquette
Amerigo Vespucci
Robert Cavelier
-Sieur de La Salle-
Juan Ponce de Leon
Martin Frobisher
Luis de Mendoza
Alfonso de Albuquerque
Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon Panfilo de Narvaez Pedro Mendenz de Aviles Francisco de Orellana Gaspar de Carvajal
Prince Henry the Navigator        

 

Prince Henry the Navigator:

Henry the Navigator

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Prince Henry the Navigator

Discoverers Web- Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator - Wikipedia

Prince Henry the Navigator - EnchantedLearning.com

Prince Henry the Navigator in the Electronic Passport

European Voyages of Exploration Prince Henry the Navigator

Portugal Conquest and exploration --  Encyclopaedia Britannica

Prince Henry, The Navigator

Henry the Navigator — FactMonster.com

PBS- Africans in America-Part 1-Prince Henry the Navigator

Prince Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator - MSN Encarta

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D., by C. Raymond Beazley:  A lot to wade through, but does yield great information.


 
 


Vasco Balboa:

Vasco Núnez de Balboa

 Balboa

 Discover's Web: Balboa

 Balboa

 Balboa

Vasco Nunez de Balboa - MSN Encarta

 Vasco Nunez de Balboa

 Nunez de Balboa is the First European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas: 1513





John Cabot:

John Cabot

 John Cabot or John Cabot - MSN Encarta

 John Cabot, Explorer

Ye Matthew Legacy Bonavista, Newfoundland

 The Matthew Legacy - The Story of John Cabot

European Explorers: John Cabot : Site of links.

 John and Sebastian Cabot

John Cabot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cabot Dilemma: John Cabot's 1497 Voyage & the Limits of Historiography

Modern History Sourcebook- John Cabot- Voyage to North America, 1497

Who was John Cabot

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA- John and Sebastian Cabot

John Cabot

John and Sebastian Cabot - National Maritime Museum

BBC - History - John Cabot (c.1450 - 1498)

Cabot - The New Continent - 16th Century - Pathfinders and Passageways


 
 

Sebastian Cabot:

Sebastian Cabot, Explorer

 About Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot Links
 

LucasVazquez de Ayllon:

De Ayllon: Explorer

Ayllon, Lucas Vazquez de

Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon

The Free Dictionary/de+Ayllon
 

Panfilo de Narvaez


 
Panfilo de Narvaez
Narvaez

utexas.edu/Narvez

Panfilo de Narvaez

Panfilo de Narvaez

Britannica.com- Narvaez

Floripedia: De Narvaez

Narvaez

Biography of Panfilo de Narvaez

Narvaez, Panfilo de

Pedro Mendez de Aviles


 
Aviles-virginiaplaces.org
 
Aviles
The Killing of the Huguenots in St. Ausgustine, Florida
 
 

Francisco de Orellana

Discover's Web - Orellana

300 Years of Spanish Presence - Francisco de Orellana

Francisco de Orellana

Francisco de Orellana

Francisco_de_Orellana

Orellana

History- Orellana

Francisco Orellana

Pedro Alvares Cabral:

 Cabral

 Pedro Cabral

Pedro Alvares Cabral Portuguese Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com

Pedro �lvares Cabral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


 

Gaspar de Carvajal:
 

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gaspar de Carvajal

Gaspar De Carvajal

Reporter at Large: The Amazons:  His writings.

Gaspar de Carvajal


 

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo:

 Discoverers Web: Cabrillo

 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo : Exceptional information.

 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo :  From the National Parks Service.

 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo : A student site.

 Cabrilho's Discovery of California

 Coastal Navigation and Exploration of the Monterey Bay Area

 Estévan (Juan) Cabrillo

 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo





Juan de Cartegena:

Jacques Cartier:

 Cartier, 1534-1536

 The Mariners' Museum - Voyages of Jacques Cartier

 Jacques Cartier

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jacques Cartier

 European Explorers: Jacques Cartier : Site of links.

 Jacques Cartier

 Jacques Cartier

 Discover's Web: Jacques Cartier

 Cartier, Jacques

 Jacques Cartier Links

Robert Cavelier (Sieur de La Salle):

La Salle, 1670-1687

 All about Robert de La Salle

 Robert de La Salle or   Robert de La Salle

 Robert de La Salle Links

James Cavendish:

Christopher Columbus:

Columbus : Ms. Weid's site of sites.

Columbus and the Age of Discovery

The life of Christopher Columbus: from his own letters and journals and other documents of his time.

The Columbus Navigational Homepage

 Christopher Columbus : Extensive look at the man.

Columbus links: LOTS of links to explore

THE VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - 1451 to 1506 : Extensive site

 Columbus and Spain: Accident or Destiny?

Columbus and the Discovery of Self

 Christopher Columbus - Early career and first voyage

  Christopher Columbus - A Culinary History

 A Critical Study on the Origin of Christopher Columbus : extensive
     discussion on the controversies around
     Columbus's descent and youth.

 The True Story of Christopher Columbus, Called the Great Admiral : For the younger reader.

 Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Empire : From the University of Calgary

 1492 -- Christopher Columbus

 The Mariners' Museum - Columbus

 1492: An Ongoing Voyage Exhibit

 Biography.com : Christopher Columbus

 Christopher Columbus

 European Explorers: Christopher Columbus : Site of links.

Christopher Columbus in Print: Primary and Secondary Sources

Columbus Letters - Translation of his work.

 Priviledges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus : Primary source

 Letter to the king and queen of Spain : Primary Source

James Cook:

European Explorers: James Cook : A site of links.

 Cook's First Voyage: 1768 - 1771

 Captain Cook Study Unit

 James Cook

 Captain James Cook: British Navigator and Explorer

 Cook Voyages of Discovery

 Captain James Cook "The Great Ocean's Greatest Explorer"

 The Mariner Museum: Captain James Cook

Hernan Cortes:

Hernando Cortés

Hernando Cortes on the Web:  The link page for everything "Cortes"

 P B S : C o n q u i s t a d o r s - C o r t é s

Hern�n Cort�s and the Conquest

 Cortes: The Conquest of the Aztecs

Hernan Cortes - MSN Encarta

 BOOK IV: Residence of Cortez in Mexico. : Lots of information.

 Cortes : from the Catholic Encyclopedia

Cortez

MEXonline.com Hernan Cortez - Explorer of Mexico, conquerer of the Aztec empire

Hernan Cortez - Mexico History - Hernan Cortez, History

Hernan Cortez -The Caesar Of Mexico

 The Story of Cortes

The Border 1519-1521 Hernan Cortes Arrives in Mexico

 European Explorers: Hernando Cortes : A site of links.

Hern�n Cort�s Definition and Much More from Answers.com

Modern History Sourcebook Hernan Cortes From Second Letter to the Emperor Charles V, 1520

W H. Prescott, The Conquest of Mexico. Book II, Ch. 1

Modern History Sourcebook- Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

Hern�n Cort�s (1485-1547)

HERNAN CORTES - Online Information article about HERNAN CORTES

Samuel de Champlain:

 Champlain, 1604-1616

Samuel de Champlain - MSN Encarta

 Samuel de Champlain, French Explorer

 Samuel de Champlain's 1607 Map

 Champlain

From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents Champlain, Voyages

Champlain, Samuel de

The Virtual Museum of New-France Samuel de Champlain

Modern History Sourcebook- Samuel de Champlain- The Foundation of ...

Samuel de Champlain- Adventurer in New France by James P. Millard

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA- Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 European Explorers: Samual de Champlain : A site of links.

 Samuel de Champlain Links

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado:

 Francisco Coronado

The Exploratory Expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

 PBS - THE WEST - Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

 The Conquest Channel's Coronado

 Coronado, Spanish Explorer

 Discover's Web: Coronado

The Journey of Coronado

 Coronado Expedition

 The Story of Coronado

 Coronado

 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

 Coronado National Memorial

 Coronado Links

Vasco da Gama:

 Vasco da Gama

 Vasco da Gama's Maritime Voyage to India

 Vasco da Gama

 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese Navigator

 European Explorers: Vasco de Gama : A site of links.

 European Voyages of Exploration: Asia:Vasco da Gama

 Vasco Da Gama Links

 Modern History Sourcebook: Vasco da Gama: Round Africa to India

 Vasco Da Gama - Top Biography

 GOA WORLD Vasco Da Gama - the maritime explorer 1469 :  Very narrow information.

 The Mariners' Museum - Newport News, Virginia

 Rediff On The NeT: 500 years after Vasco da Gama arrived in India, a controversy erupts over commemoration of the event :  Interesting essay on da Gama.

 Vasco DA GAMA

 iExplore | History's Greatest Explorers

 Vasco da Gama: Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com

 Vasco da Gama Chair - History of European Expansion

 Project X 1497-1999: Text :  A Vasco da Gama journal.  (You have to click on the "X".)




Juan Ponce de Leon:

 Ponce de León

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ponce de Leon

 Who was Ponce de Leon?

Ponce de Leon - MSN Encarta

Juan Ponce de Le�n - Wikipedia

Ponce de Le�n

Juan Ponce de Leon Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com

Ponce de Leon, Juan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05

Juan Ponce De Leon and the Fountain of Youth Part 1 The Early Years

Juan Ponce de Le�n - HighBeam Encyclopedia

Juan Ponce de Leon: Basic facts

Ponce de Le�n Florida's First Spanish Explorer

Learn about Juan Ponce de Leon and his achievements.

 FLORIDA OF THE CONQUISTADOR

 Discoverers Web: Ponce de Leon

 Ponce de Leon

Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Collection History Of Juan Ponce de Leon's Voyages to Florida : Primary source.  NOTE:  No eyewitness accounts survive from the 1513 voyage, but two archival documents related to the expedition are given here. The earliest description of Ponce de León’s explorations was written seventy years later by Antonio de Herrera.


 
 

Hernando de Soto:

Hernando De Soto, Spanish Conquest of North America

 DeSoto's Trails Through North America

 Hernando De Soto

 Hernando de Soto: Conquistador

 The Hernando De Soto Expedition

 The Hernando De Soto Expedition in Indiana

 Hernando DeSoto, Spanish Explorer

 DeSoto National Memorial

 Hernando De Soto

 THE (De)SOTO EXPEDITION

 FLORIDA OF THE CONQUISTADOR

 Hernando DeSoto: The New World

 Hernando DeSoto Links

Alvar Nuñez Cabez de Vaca:

Spanish Explorer, Cabeza de Vaca

 PBS: Conquistadors - Cabeza de Vaca

 PBS - THE WEST - Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca

 Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca

 Cabeza de Vaca�s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America : Primary Source

 Cabeza de Vaca

 Cabeza de Vaca Page

 Cabeza de Vaca

 Cabeza de Vaca's Journey to the Southwest

 Cabeza de Vaca

 Cabeza de Vaca's Narration - Florida, Louisiana, Texas

 Cabeza de Vaca

 Cabeza de Vaca Links

Alfonso de Albuquerque:

Alfonso de 'Albuquerque

Portugues captures Goa

 
Afonso de Albuquerque Biography
 
Afonso de Albuquerque, the Great (Portuguese conqueror) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
 
Alfonso de Albuquerque - Timeline
 
StateMaster - Encyclopedia Alfonso de Albuquerque
 
GoaCentral.Com-Alfonso de Albuquerque
 
The commentaries of the great Afonso ... - Google Books: Primary source
 
Sebastian del Cano:

 The Remaining of the Voyage : How del Cano finished Magellan's voyage.

 First Circumnavigation of the Globe by Magellan: 1519-1522 : Read the tale end of article.





Bartholomeu Dias:

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bartolomeu Dias

 History of Mossel Bay :  Limited Dias information.

Bartolomeu Dias - MSN Encarta

Bartolomeu Dias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  Bartolomeu Dias Biography (Navigator-Explorer) — Infoplease.com

 Bartholomeu Dias

Bartholomeu Dias

 Dias Voyage

The Mariners' Museum EXPLORATION through the AGES

Dias Museum Complex - Mossel Bay

Sir Francis Drake:

Francis Drake The Voyage :  This site covers the explorations of Sir Francis Drake on the Golden Hind, his ship.

 The Golden Hind Eucation Centre : EXTENSIVE information on the ship, life on board, navigation, and lots more.

 European Explorers: Sir Francis Drake : A site of links.

 Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

 Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage

 Mariner's Museum: Francis Drake

 Sir Francis Drake or  Sir Francis Drake

 Sir Francis Drake Links

Mariners Museum: Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580 PRIMARY SOURCE


 


Eric the Red Thorvaldsson:

 The Vikings : A site of links to information on Vikings in general.  Exploration is covered.

The Viking Network

 Vikings : An original site of links created by Ms. Weid.

 The Gokstad, a Viking LongshipMethods of Navigation and  Viking Crews

 Famous Vikings? : A site of links on Eric the Red Thorvaldsson.

Also try:  The Mariners' Museum - Viking Discoveries Across the Atlantic

 Icelanders discover Greenland & Vínland

Leif Ericson (Erikkson):

 Leif Ericsson

Leif Erikson

Project Leif 2000

Leif Erikson

Leif Ericsson

Leif Ericson- Columbus' Predecessor by Nearly 500 Years

LEIF ERICSSON- Discoverer of America

 Famous Vikings? : A site of links on Erikson/Ericson.

 Leif Ericson Homepage

 Leifur Eiríksson's heritage of discovery

 LEIFUR EIRÍKSSON

 Leif Ericson Biography (from ODIN)

 Eriksson, Leif - Encarta Encyclopedia

 Leif Erikson

 Leifur Eiríksson Heritage Project Committee




Martin Frobisher:

 European Explorers: Martin Frobisher : A site of links.

Francisco Garces:
Heriolf:
Biarni Heriolfsson:
HenryHudson:

Henry Hudson

 European Explorers: Henry Hudson A site of links.

 Henry Hudson English Navigator

 Henry Hudson or   Henry Hudson

 Biography of Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson Links

Louis Jolliet:

 Jolliet, 1673-1694

 Louis Jolliet, French Explorer

 Louis Jolliet

 Jolliet Links

Ferdinand Magellan:

 Ferdinand Magellan

"Ferdinand Magellan:  The greatest voyager of them all"

Magellan

 European Explorers: Ferdinand Magellan : A site of links.

The Mariners' Museum Newport News, Virginia

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ferdinand Magellan

 Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan The first to go around the world National Maritime Museum

Ferdinand Magellan - Wikipedia

Ferdinand Magellan World Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com

 Magellan's Voyage

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan unmasked at last!!

Ferdinand Magellan: A kid's page... but pretty good.

BBC - History - Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521)

 Magellan Portuguese Explorer

 Modern History Sourcebook: Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE : Primary source.

Jacques Marquette:

 Marquette, 1673-1675

 Jacques Marquette

 Jacques Marquette or  Jacques Marquette

 Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet

Luis de Mendoza:
Antonio Pigafetta:

Antonio Pigafetta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FYI Antonio Pigafetta, First Round-the-World PR Man - BBA Communications

The Mariners' Museum EXPLORATION through the AGES

Francesco Antonio Pigafetta


MartinPinzon:
Vicente Yanez Pinzon:

300 Years of Spanish Presence


Francisco Pizarro:

 Francisco Pizarro

 P B S : C o n q u i s t a d o r s - P i z a r r o

 Pizarro or  Pizarro

 Conquest of the Inca Empire: Francisco Pizarro

 Francisco Pizarro

 Francisco Pizarro: Ecuador's History

 The Tragic Story of Francisco Pizarro

 Pizarro Links



Marco Polo:

 Marco Polo

 Marco Polo : From the Catholic Encyclopedia.

 Marco Polo, Part I @ nationalgeographic.com

The Travels of Marco PoloText of his book.  Primary source Pdf format

 Marco Polo - Top Biography

 Polo, Marco, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article

 Marco Polo

 Travels of Marco Polo

 Marco Polo Travels in China: 1275-1292

 Marco Polo :  Some student's nice PowerPoint.

 Marco Polo's Asia : Essay written by John Hubbard, Macalester College

 Marco Polo - Mysteries of History - U.S. News Online :  Did he really reach Asia?

 Marco Polo, Explorer

 Medieval Sourcebook: Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay [Hangchow] (c. 1300) and  Medieval Sourcebook: Marco Polo: On the Tartars  : Primary Sources

 Marco Polo Links

 European Explorers: Marco Polo : A site of links.

Epic voyages - Marco Polo

Giovanni de Verrazano:

Amerigo Vespucci:

 Amerigo Vespucci

Vespucci

 About Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci by Jeff Butch

Amerigo Vespucci - Wikipedia

No. 43 Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci

Modern History Sourcebook- Amerigo Vespucci (1452-1512)- Account ...: Primary Source

Vespucci

Vespucci: Has some interesting stuff

 Amerigo Vespuccci Links