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Ch. 3 Lesson 3

European Explorers

Island in the northern Atlantic Ocean, largest island on Earth Greenland
Name meaning “Land of Wine,” given by Leif Ericsson to the present-day Canadian province of Newfoundland Vinland
country in southwestern Europe Portugal
Southwestern tip of Africa Cape of Good Hope
Viking explorer who sailed to Iceland in about 965 and Greenland in about 982 Eric the Red
Son of Eric the Red; sailed to North America in about 1000 and explored what is today known as Newfoundland Leif Ericsson
German inventor of the printing press about 1450 Johann Gutenberg
Prince of Portugal who established a school for sailors and navigators Prince Henry
Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese explorer who sailed to India in 1497 Vasco da Gama
long, spoken tale repeated from one generation to the next saga
Period in Europe beginning in about 1350 during which there was a new desire to learn more about the arts, sciences, and other parts of the world Renaissance
Science used by sailors to plot their course and determine their location navigation
buying and selling of human beings slave trade
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