Portuguese Explorers

Isabella Cruz

Prince Henry

  • "the Navigator"
  • began setting up trading posts along the coast of West Africa


Bartolemeu Dias

  • first to sail around the tip of Africa: "Cape of Good Hope"
  • discovered Brazil


Nadia's Bartolomeu Dias video

Vasco de Gama

  • traveled from Europe to Africa to India
  • went to Calicutt, India


The Caravel

  • had triangular sails, making it possible to sail against the wind