Portuguese Explorers

Walter McDevitt

Important People

Prince Henry was known as the Navigator because he opened up a school which taught how to navigate the oceans. Bartolemeu Dias sailed down the golden coast of Africa and down to the southern tip and discovered the Cape of Good Hope. Vasco de Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa and got to India. The caravel, which was a triangular sail, allowed them the sail the oceans because it could sail against the wind.

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