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Cianci - Pearson

Explorers and the Age of Exploration

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Prince Henry "the Navigator" Began and promoted the Portuguese exploration of the African coast.
Reasons for exploration Venetians and Muslims had a monopoly on the Asian spice trade, and the Portuguese wanted to find a way around it.
Bartholomew Dias Pioneered the Portuguese Empire by rounding the Cape of Good Hope
Vasco Da Gama Was the first Portuguese man to make it to India by going around Africa. Returned to Portugal with spice load sixty times the cost of the voyage.
October 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus lands in San Salvador in the Caribbean and believes it to be Asia. There, he finds friendly natives.
Amerigo Vespucci The man for whom America is named. Explored the coastline of the Americas and determined that they were an unknown continent.
Ferdinand Magellan Led an expedition around the world. Though killed in the Philippines, his crew was the first to circumnavigate the world.
Religious reasons for conquest of New World The Spanish had just finished driving the Moors out of Spain and Spanish explorers still had a zeal for conquering and converting non-Christians.
Results of exploration economically Created Europe's longest surviving trading bloc and financed Spain's political and religious ventures in 16th and 17th centuries.
Results of exploration biologically Europeans and Americans exchanged animals, fruits, vegetables, and diseases with one another.
Marco Polo Famous explorer who wrote about his travels to China.
Prester John A legendary Eastern Asian Christian ruler who was sought after by explorers.
Created by: Cianci