Francisco Pizarro The man who conquered the Incan Empire did so, at the modest age of about 40. Francisco Pizarro obviously didn’t do this task all by himself but with the help of about only 100 foot soldiers who were determined to help conquer the Incan Empire. His conquest started in Panama, 1513, where from there he had several expeditions to Peru where he encountered many failures but great retaliations. Expedition after expedition Pizarro would learn many lessons but why did he succeed? Francisco Pizarro of Spain succeeded because he had a rise to fame, thought logically, and had power and authority.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail to go to east India to find gold, instead of getting to east India, he landed in the Bahamas. Thinking he had arrived in India, Columbus assumed the people who were settled in the Bahamas were Indians. He had discovered the New World which is now North and South America. This is a major turning point in history because if Columbus hadn’t went on this voyage, he would have never discovered the New World. No one had really known that part of the world even existed until Columbus arrived there.
The Columbus, true history related with the Native American Indians, human progress, color line, and the English cruel remark. As Columbus was approaching the island shores of the Arawak people, they were so intrigued that they swam out to get a better look at the boat. When Columbus arrived, they offered to trade items with him. Columbus thought they were fine people but knew they weren’t too educated, he even considered making them slaves. What Columbus actually wanted was the lands, gold, silver since he was promised 10%of the profits and the title “admiral of the sea” for bringing back gold, spices.
From the early 1600’s to the late 1700’s several European nations skirmished for control of the North American Continent. Spain, France and Great Britain were the super powers trying to colonize the free world and expand their massive empires. England was victorious out of the three superpowers; this was due to the failures and short comings of the other two powers in the year’s prior to the American Revolution. The most powerful does not always win which can clearly been seen in this example, Spain. Backing this world power was the Spanish Armada, which was known for never losing a sea battle.
10. When Columbus landed in the New World, he believed that he had reached the Indies; thus, he thought, the people he met were Indians. Even though more than 500 years have passed since that voyage, the native people of the Americas are still often referred to as “Indians 11. Before Columbus was a famous admiral and governor of the New World, he was a pirate, or Privateer, who helped attack Moorish merchant trips 12. Columbus was very religious and believed God had called him to make his voyages.
Columbus’ journey to find a quicker route the Indies began in 1942 after he was given the funds from the King and Queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabel. When he had realized that he had not actually landed in the Indies but in a ‘New World’ he began a new age of colonization for Spain. Spain had set up
they realized more than ever that they needed to find this new route to the East. They could travel around the Africa to get to India and China but that was risky and took a very long time. One of their routes was to travel out into the Atlantic Ocean and end up on the other side, to China. But the did not expect to hit a large land mass like the Americas. When they did, they found more goods that they now desired, like sugar, coffee silver, and gold.
During his life, he never realized what he had discovered Henry the Navigator Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Henrique) was the son of King João of Portugal, born in 1394. He is most famous for the voyages of discovery that he organised and financed, which eventually led to the rounding of Africa and the establishment of sea routes to the Indies. Henry was also a very devout man, and was Governor of the Order of Christ from 1420 until his death in 1460. Infante Henry, Duke of Viseu, better known as Henry the Navigator, was an important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries in total. Wikipedia Born: March 4, 1394, Porto Died: November 13, 1460, Sagres Buried: Batalha Monastery Siblings: Edward of Portugal, Fernando, the Saint Prince, More Parents: John I of Portugal, Philippa of
When Marco was only six years old, his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo left for a journey to Cathay (China). By the time they returned, he was 15. When Marco was 17, he accompanied his father and uncle on their second journey to Asia. They had an advantage over other travelers of the time: the emperor Kublai Khan had presented them with a golden tablet a foot long and three inches wide, inscribed with the words "By the strength of the eternal Heaven, holy be the Khan's name. Let him that pays him not reverence be killed."
Captain James Cook – 1728 - 1799 The world would not have been what it is today if explorers and conquerors did not take their time and explore the new world. Most of the unexplored and unknown world was discovered by explorers since the existence of the world, but the new world came into existence between the early 1600s to the late 1800s, and we are indebted to those brave and fearless explorers who courageously took up the challenge, leave their families and homeland and venture out into the new world. One such explorer who came into existence in the mid and late 18th century, and thus the main emphasis of this essay is Captain James Cook. Who is James Cook? Why should we learn more about him and his achievements?