Event Summary

Canary Islands happened upon by Genoese mariners

Date

1291

Description

Genoese sea captains Ugolino and Vadino Vivaldi sailed westward out of Mediterranean Sea, through Gibraltar Straits, and into the Atlantic Ocean to Canary Islands; first such venture since Roman times; likely undertaken in a galley with mast.

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

The Earth's Oceans to 1350 AD

Record ID

118