Timeline of the European colonization of North America

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This is a chronology and timeline of the colonization of North America, with founding dates of selected European settlements. See also European colonization of the Americas.[1][2][3]

Before Columbus[edit]

Late Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Seventeenth Century[edit]

Eighteenth Century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samuel Eliot Morison, The European Discovery of America (1971).
  2. ^ William Langer, ed.. An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed. 1973)
  3. ^ Melvin E. Page, ed. Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia (3 vol. 2003); vol. 2 pages 647-831 has a detailed chronology
  4. ^ Birgitta Wallace, "The Norse in Newfoundland: L'Anse aux Meadows and Vinland." Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 19.1 (2005). online
  5. ^ Samuel Eliot Morison, Admiral of the ocean sea." A live of Christopher Columbus (1942).
  6. ^ Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos en las islas y tierra firme del Mar Ocehi
    • 1493: Puerto Rico
    f4f4g4g5ej4uik86ik8ano (General History of the Deeds of the Castilians on the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea), Madrid, 1601-1615
  7. ^ First Arrivals, http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/amerbegin/settlement/text1/text1read.htm
  8. ^ Samuel Eliot Morison, The European Discovery of America (1971).
  9. ^ "GOMES, ESTEVÃO - Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online". Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  10. ^ Douglas Hunter (August 31, 2010). Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-60819-098-0. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  11. ^ Joseph Dow (1894). History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892.
  12. ^ http://nynjctbotany.org/njnbtofc/dundeeislandpk.html
  13. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=ndAwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=Hartman+Michielse&source=bl&ots=IACxmrPnnm&sig=9lu6nQJnRF7TA6szZ8vdbI06SM8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-H-m9jWAhVL7mMKHS1yA0oQ6AEIODAG#v=onepage&q=Hartman%20Michielse&f=false