Age Of Exploration

Ariana, Lindsey, Prakyath

Turning Points in History - Age of Exploration

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was born in 1469 in Sines, Portugal. He was the first Count of Vidigueira. Da Gama led the first armada of ships in history to sail directly from Europe to India through a sea route. This journey was very significant and paved the way for the Portuguese to establish a colonial empire in Asia. After a long voyage from Portugal, he landed in Calicut, India and brought back spices to Portugal. His trip to India was considered a pinnacle of history because many sailors had tried to go to India before him, but many failed, or died at sea.
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Ferdinand Magellan

During the age of exploration, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew were searching for the East Indies, but they got very lost. They ended up circumnavigating the globe, and Magellan ended up dying because he landed in the Philippines, and was killed by the natives. But, the crew kept going, and eventually came back to Portugal.

Wanted Goods

Silver and Gold were the goods that many nations wanted but one of the biggest reasons for exploration was to find a new route for the spice and silk trades. When the Ottoman Empire took control of Constantinople in 1453, it enabled European access to the area, making a big impact on the trade. It also stopped access to North Africa and the Red Sea which were two very important trade routes to the East.

What is the Age of Exploration?

  • The Age of Exploration began in the early 15th century and lasted until the 17th century. The period is referred as a time when Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of trading partners, new goods, and new trade routes.
  • During the Age of Exploration, many new technologies were discovered, ideas, cultures, religion, and even people were spread everywhere. New trade routes were discovered and the world become much more "connected" in a way.

Essential Question

What were the effects of the Age Of Exploration?