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The Explorers

the explorers

Henry the Navigator (Portugal) -a patron of explorers who sent explorers on expeditions in West and North Africa
Bartholomeu Dias (Portugal) -opened sea route from Europe to Asia
Vasco da Gama (Portugal) -sent on a mission to explore India, first sea route to India from Europe -increased trade and made it more profitable
Christopher Columbus (Spain) -he made the trip connecting Europe to America -failed to find India -4 voyages to America -could not find the riches and gold he wanted to
Amerigo Vespucci (Italy) -America was named after him -explored most of South America down to Argentina
Ferdinand Magellan (Portugal) -1st circumnavigation
3G's god, gold, and glory
Created by: jasminejli