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credited as the first European explorer to have reached China and Hong Kong by sea. Álvares made first contact on Asian soil in Guangdong, Southern China in May 1513. Upon landing, he raised a Padrão from the king of Portugal, where they landed on Lintin Island in the Pearl River estuary. Based on information from their captain, they were to hope to find trade.
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Jorge Alvaresunknown1510
 
15211521, Jul 8

Pero de Alenquer1480 ca1500
 
151091514 ca
 a 15th-century Portuguese explorer of the African coast. Pêro was born in Alenquer, and accompan...
Afonso de Albuquerque1453 ca1471
 
15151515, Dec 16
 a Portuguese general, a "great conqueror," a statesman, and an empire builder. He is generally co...
Juan Diaz de Solis14701500
 
15161516
 In 1500 and 1508, Diaz de Solis joined Vincente Pinzón on two voyages exploring along the coast ...
Antony Welserunknown1500
 
15181518
 One of the first Europeans to use the sea route to India discovered by Vasco de Gama.
Diego Velasquez de Cuellar14651490
 
15191524, Jun 12
 a Spanish conquistador. He first visited the New World with the crew of Christopher Columbus' sec...
Antonio de Abreu1480 ca1500
 
15191514 ca
 a 16th-century Portuguese navigator and naval officer. He participated under the command of Afons...
Vasco Nunez de Balboa1475 ca1500
 
15191519, Jan 12/21
 a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus o...
Binot Paulmier de Gonnevilleunknown1500
 
1519unknown
 French navigator of the early 16th century, was widely believed in 17th and 18th century France t...
Duarte Fernandesunknown1500
 
1519unknown
 a Portuguese diplomat and the first European to establish diplomatic relations with Thailand, whe...
Fernao de Loronha1470 ca1500
 
15191540 ca
 a prominent 16th-century Portuguese merchant of Lisbon He was the first charter-holder (1502–15...
Duarte Barbosa1480 ca1500
 
15211521, May 1
 a Portuguese writer and Portuguese India officer between 1500 and 1516–1517, with the post of s...
Francisco Serraounknown1511
 
15211521
 a Portuguese explorer and a cousin of Ferdinand Magellan. His 1512 voyage was the first known Eur...
Vasco da Gama1460s1480
 
15241524, Dec 24
 a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia f...
Goncalo Alvaresunknown1490
 
15241524
 a Portuguese explorer who actively participated in the age of discovery starting from the second ...
Juan Sebastian Elcano14761509
 
15261526, Aug 4
 a Basque explorer who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth. After Magellan's death i...
Giovanni da Verrazzano14851508
 
15281528
 an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is renowned...
Cristovao Jacques1480 ca1500
 
15291530+
 a Portuguese noble of Aragonese descent. In 1516, in command of two caravels, he was in charge of...
Panfilo de Narvaez14701510
 
15291528
 Explorer
Alonso de Salazarunknown1520
 
15291526, Sep 5
 the Spaniard, born in Las Encartaciones who discovered the Marshall Islands on August 21, 1526. D...
Gonzalo Guerrerounknown1510
 
15301530 ca
  a sailor from Palos, in Spain who shipwrecked along the Yucatán Peninsula and was taken as a sl...
Diego de Almagro1475 ca1510
 
15381538, Jul 8
 a Spanish conquistador and a companion and later rival of Francisco Pizarro. He participated in t...
Gaspar de Lemosunknown1500
 
1539unknown
 a Portuguese explorer and captain of the supply ship of Pedro Álvares Cabral's fleet that discov...
Francisco Alvares14651515
 
15391536~1541
 a Portuguese missionary and explorer. In 1515 he traveled to Ethiopia as part of the Portuguese e...
Pedro de Alvarado1485 ca1510
 
15411541, Jul 4
 a Spanish conquistador and governor of Guatemala. He participated in the conquest of Cuba, in Jua...
Ruy López de Villalobos1500 ca1520
 
15441544, Apr 4
 a Spanish explorer who sailed the Pacific from Mexico to establish a permanent foothold for Spain...
Hernan Cortes14851504
 
15471547, Dec 2
 a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought...
Francisco Xerez14951514
 
15491565 ca
 a Spanish explorer-turned-historian, the personal secretary of conquistador Francisco Pizarro. He...
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca1490 ca1520
 
15491557 ca
 a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. D...
Sebastian de Belalcazar1479/80/951507
 
15511551
 a Spanish conquistador. He entered Nicaragua with Francisco Hernández de Córdoba in 1524 during...
Fernao Pires de Andradeunknown1510
 
15521552
 a Portuguese merchant, pharmacist, and official diplomat under the explorer and Portuguese Malacc...
Piri Reis1467 ca1481
 
15531553
 an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer. Piri began engaging in government-supported pri...
Pedro de Valdivia1497, Apr 171520
 
15531553, Dec 25
 a Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile. After serving with the Spanish army...
Pedro Mascarenhas14701512
 
15551555, Jun 16
 a Portuguese explorer and colonial administrator. He was the first European to discover the islan...
Sebastian Cabot1474 ca1494
 
15571557, Dec
 an Italian explorer, likely born in the Venetian Republic. He was the son of Italian explorer Joh...
Andres de Urdaneta1498, Nov 301520
 
15691568, Jun 3
 a Basque circumnavigator, explorer and Augustinian friar. As a navigator he achieved the "second"...
Diogo Rodrigues1495 ca1507
 
15771577, Apr 21
 a Portuguese explorer of the Indian Ocean who sailed as an ordinary helmsman under the command of...
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