Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator had a very significant role in the age of exploration He sent many expeditions to the west coast of Africa and southwards as he looked for a sea route to the spice islands
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Henry the Navigators Sages
Henry the Navigators Sages was in Portugal at the north end
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Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator

a Caravel
a Caravel

Henry the Navigators school of navigation
Henry the Navigators school of navigation

The Famous Explorers

Names & Dates of journeys
Bartholomew Dias 1482
In 10 October 1487 Bartholoemew when for a jouney from England to the bottom of africa he did all this to find new and improved routes to Africa. the ships he was used where called the São Pantaleão and the São Cristóvão
Bartolomeu Dias's Voyage
Bartolomeu Dias's Voyage
Bartholoemew Dias
Bartholoemew Dias


Christopher Columbus 1492
Between 1492 and 1506 Christopher Columbus when on a long a journey and discovered America. he sailed on these ships:
Niña
Pinta in Palos de la Frontera
Santa Maria


the route he took
the route he took
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus



Vasco da Gama 1498
In 12 February 1502 Vasco da Gama was the first person to reach india throught sea. this was very important becuase of spices. he used the ships:
Bay of São Brás, São Miguel, São Gabriel and Vasco da Gama

his journey:
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 Vasco da gama
Vasco da gama


  • ‍Ferdinand Magellan 1520

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    • importance of the voyage (the first to do what?)



Early English and Dutch Explorers

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  • name of ship(s)
  • importance of the voyage (the first to do what?)

Name & Dates of Journeys



John Cabot 1497
John Hawkins 1566-67
Francis Drake 1577-80
Walter Raleigh 1585-87
Abel Tasman 1642
William Dampier 1688
James Cook 1768-71