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Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator was the prince of Portugal, noted as the patron of navigation and exploration. He was the third son of John I, king of Portugal. Henry participated in the capture of Ceuta in North Africa from the Moors in 1415. Subsequently he made his residence at Sagres, Portugal, near Cape Saint Vincent, and there established an observatory and the first school for navigators in Europe. Henry also made improvements in the art of shipbuilding. The caravel, a sailing ship.
Portugal
Portugal and Spain signed the Treaty of Tordesillas where they divided the world among the two, they were able to do this because they were advanced in navigation.
Bartolomew Diaz
In 1487, Bartolomew was the first to round the trip of Cape Hope. Storms forced him to turn back help setup trading post in India was from Portugal. His motives were "to serve God and his majesty, to give light to those who were in darkness and to grow rich as all men desire to do".
Magellan
Magellan was a Portugese Navigator who led the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the globe, however, he did not finish, because he was killed during the navigation. But he was the first to lead an expedition sailing westward from Europe to Asia and to cross the Pacific Ocean.
Treaty of Tordesillas
Signed at Tordesillas by Portugal and Spain, they split the world in half. Signed on June 7, 1494