Portuguese Explorers

Devonna Reynolds & Alexus Gittens

Prince Henry

- Prince Henry's nickname was , "The Navigator" because, he opened up a school for navigation


- He also set up several trading posts down the coast of west Africa.

Bartolemeu Dias

- In 1488, Bartolemeu Dias was the first to round the tip of Africa.



- He discovered Cape of Good Hope in Africa.

Vasco de Gama

- In 1497, Vasco de Gama explored the East African Coast.



- He reached his goal, of Calicut, India and sailed home.


* The caravel made exploration possible because, the caravel had the ability to sail against the wind.

Portuguese Explorers