Africa -- school-age africa things to know the age of exploration began in the 15th century with europeans exploring regions of the world for commercial, military, scientific, religious, and other purposes the interior of africa was unfamiliar to europeans until the 19th century. Ferdinand magellan was the first explorer to lead an expedition that circumnavigated the globe like many of his contemporaries, magellan underestimated the size of the oceans , and thought he could find a faster route to the spice islands by sailing west. Famous explorers of africa mungo park was a scottish explorer who led one of the first expeditions to investigate the course of the niger river in western africa mungo park was a 23 year-old scottish surgeon surgeon who had just returned from a journey to sumatra on a ship of the east india company. The following is a list of explorerstheir common names, countries of origin (modern and former), centuries when they were active and main areas of exploration are listed below.
Vasco nunez de balboa born in or near the year 1457, the spanish explorer vasco nunez de balboa was the first european to see the eastern shore of the pacific ocean he sighted the ocean in 1513 from a mountaintop in what is now panama. In china, canton was the starting point for the 'maritime silk road' that went to india, southeast asia, the middle east, and africa in 627, a mosque was established in canton and by 1405 the number of foreign traders was so large that an area of the city was set aside for them. Portugal and spain led the way, exploring the coasts of africa, asia and the 'new world' of the americas english exploration began in the reign of henry vii, who sent italian-born navigator john cabot to find a northwestern route to asia. Great zimbabwe when mapungubwe was abandoned, it was to the benefit of great zimbabwe the cultural, political and economic power in the area shifted to great zimbabwe and this area took control of the indian ocean trade routes in southern africa.
The explorers of africa are as varied as the terrain of africa, and the purpose of exploration equally diverse however, a common thread running through all early accounts of voyage through this great continent was the observation of rock art, which led to its recording and rather awkward early interpretation. There are so many nations and discrete communities in africa that the problem here was not finding the legendary stories, but whittling down the list to a manageable number1 11 legendary. Below is a list of some of the most notable explorers of all time famous explorers leif ericson (970-1020) nationality: norwegian known for: considered the led expeditions to the middle east, east africa, south asia and southeast asia zheng he was a great chinese explorer, admiral, mariner and diplomat who led expeditions all across asia. Foreword this is a short history of africa excluding egypt, ethiopia and (dutch and british) south africa, which are the subjects of separate histories.
Kongo: kongo, former kingdom in west-central africa, located south of the congo river (present-day angola and democratic republic of the congo) according to traditional accounts, the kingdom was founded by lukeni lua nimi about 1390 originally, it was probably a loose federation of small polities, but. In 1488, portuguese explorer bartolomeu dias (c 1450-1500) became the first european mariner to round the southern tip of africa, opening the way for a sea route from europe to asia dias. List of french explorers jump to navigation jump to search the following is a list of french explorers before 1500 jean de béthencourt (canary islands) gadifer de la salle (canary islands) 16th century thomas aubert jean barbot (west africa.
Africa has 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent—and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population africa is bounded by the mediterranean sea to the north, by the atlantic ocean to the west, by the red sea to the northeast, and by the indian ocean to the southeast. A beautiful description of growing up in gaddaffi’s libya finds nine-year-old sulaiman trying to make sense of a life where his father is a dissident and his mother on drugs meanwhile, the. Equatorial guinea is believed to have first been inhabited by pygmies, and it wasn't until the late 15th century when the island now called bioko was first discovered by portuguese explorers originally named for the explorer fernando poo, bioko, was ceded to the spanish in 1778.
Movement and exploration: the spread of mankind throughout the world out of africa, over the past two million years, is a form of explorationso are the great tribal movements of historical times but in these cases the motive is practical - to find better pastures, or seize somebody else's property. The first humans are believed to have inhabited south africa more than 100,000 years ago the historical record of this ethnically diverse country is generally divided into five distinct periods: the pre-colonial era, the colonial era, the post-colonial and apartheid eras, and the post-apartheid era. Meanwhile, europe, now in the age of exploration, continued to make new discoveries for example, the explorer bartolomeu dias discovered the southern tip of africa, which proved that the atlantic and indian oceans were connected.
Zheng he (1371 - 1433) was a great chinese explorer and fleet commander he went on seven major expeditions to explore the world for the chinese emperor and to establish chinese trade in new areas he went on seven major expeditions to explore the world for the chinese emperor and to establish chinese trade in new areas. In africa, you do not view death from the auditorium of life, as a spectator, but from the edge of the stage, waiting only for your cue you feel perishable, temporary, transient you feel mortal maybe that is why you seem to live more vividly in africa the drama of life there is amplified by its constant proximity to death. David livingstone (1813-1873) was a scottish missionary, doctor and explorer who helped open the heart of africa to missions his travels covered one-third of the continent, from the cape to near the equator, and from the atlantic to the indian ocean.
Each year, the africa report chronicles the fortunes of the top 500 companies in africa's key business sectors these rankings, which were published in february 2012, are based on firms' 2010 performance, point to some of the important longer-term changes affecting african economies. The german explorer, philosopher, and journalist carl peters (1856-1918) played a significant role in the creation of deutsch-ostafrika (german east africa) a leading figure in the 'scramble for africa' peters was ultimately vilified for his cruelty to africans and removed from office. List of famous explorers in history there have been several famous people in history who were born with an adventurous spirit to explore the unknown they did this while risking their own lives, and their contribution to this world was tremendous. Vasco da gama (1460 - 1524) was a portuguese explorer he led the first expedition that traveled from europe to india by sailing around africa where did vasco da gama grow up vasco da gama was born in a small coastal town in portugal named sines his father was a knight and an explorer he.