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Bartholemu Dias
Portugal
1488
Sailed around the southern tip of Africa
Christopher Columbus
From Italy sailed for Spain
1492-1504
Discovered new world for Europeans, made four trips to West Indies
Ferdinand Magellan
Portugal
1519-1522
First European to circle the world
Juan Ponce de Leon
spain
1513
1st European to set foot in Florida
Francisco Pizarra
Spain
1532-1535
traveled pacific coast of America near Peru Conpuered Incan Empire
Sir Francis Drake
England
1577-1580
Led 2nd voyage around the world
Leif Ericson
Iceland
A Viking
1000-1002
1st to reach Newfoundland
Giovanni Verrazano
Italy
1524
Explored Northeast coast of North America, bridge is named for him
Henry Hudson
England
1576-1578
Looked for a Northwest passage through North America, discovered Hudson River
Jaques Cartier
French
1534-1541
Explored canada, explored the St. Lawrence River
Samuel de Champlain
French
1608-1635
Founded canadian city of Quebec
Hernando Cortes
Spain
1519-1521
Explored Mexico, conquered the Aztec empire
Why were most Europeans not interested in exploration during the Middle Ages?
Daily life was hard and their main concern was survival.
Describe life on a manor during the middle ages.
Life was very hard unless you were the Lord. You had to provide yourself with your own things and couldn't go anywhere wiithout permission.
What did the religious wars lead to?
Increased trade with Asia and Africa.
What were the Crusades?
A 200 year war between Moslems and Christian
How did Prince Henrey contribute to the Age of Exploration?
He opoened a school to help sailors in their explorations.
How did the caravel made sailing easier?
With triangular sails and a steering rudder, sailors could sail against the wind.
What routes did Bartholomew Dias and Vasco da Gama explore?
Reached the southern tip of Africa. Vasco da Gama continued to India.
What is a colony?
A group of people who settle in a distant land and are ruled by the government of their native land.