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European who proved it was possible to reach Asia by sailing west from Europe
Ferdinand Magellan
Body of water reached by the spanish explorer Vasco Nunoz be Balboa
Pacific Ocean
First Europeans known to have visited Americas
Vikings
Leader of the first Europeans to have visited the Americas
Leif Eriksson
Italian explorer who landed in present-day Newfoundland
Giovanni Caboto
Italian explorer who figured out that Columbus did not reach Asia
Amerigo Vespucci
Name of the first European settlement in Americas
Vinland
First European to make a globe
Martin Behaim
Local name for the island on which Columbus first landed
Guanahani
Portuguese explorer who found a sea route to Asia by sailing around Africa
Vasco De Gama
European whose stories of China made traders want to go to Asia
Marco Polo
City captured by Turks, closing of trading routes
Constantinople
Portuguese leader who started a school for navigators
Prince Henry
Portuguese explorer who was the 1st European to sail around the southern tip of Africa
Bartholomeu Dias
What helped set the Stage for European exploration: Changes in Technology
built faster ships, better navigation, and better sails
Helped set the stage for European exploration/ Changes in government:
Strong Monarchs ruled countries, nobles ceased fighting