Flashcards on Age of Exploration

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Who is credited with leading the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan

Which European country started the Age of Exploration?

Portugal

Which Italian explorer is known for discovering America?

Christopher Columbus

What was the main motivation behind the Age of Exploration?

To find new trade routes to Asia

Who is credited with discovering the southern tip of Africa, thus opening the sea route to India?

Bartolomeu Dias

Which European country became the dominant maritime power during the Age of Exploration?

Spain

What was the name of the trade network between Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the Age of Exploration?

The Triangular Trade

Which Portuguese prince played a key role in promoting exploration and establishing trade routes?

Prince Henry the Navigator

Who is often credited with being the first European to set foot on North America?

Leif Erikson

What were the three main advancements in navigation that supported the Age of Exploration?

Astrolabe, compass, and improved maps

Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Inca Empire?

Francisco Pizarro

Which European country established the first permanent European colony in the Americas?

Spain

Who was the first European to reach India by sea?

Vasco da Gama

Which English explorer was known for his circumnavigation of the globe and his encounters with indigenous peoples?

Sir Francis Drake

Which treaty, signed in 1494, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal?

Treaty of Tordesillas

Who is credited with leading the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan

Which European country started the Age of Exploration?

Portugal

Which Italian explorer is known for discovering America?

Christopher Columbus

What was the main motivation behind the Age of Exploration?

To find new trade routes to Asia

Who is credited with discovering the southern tip of Africa, thus opening the sea route to India?

Bartolomeu Dias

Which European country became the dominant maritime power during the Age of Exploration?

Spain

What was the name of the trade network between Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the Age of Exploration?

The Triangular Trade

Which Portuguese prince played a key role in promoting exploration and establishing trade routes?

Prince Henry the Navigator

Who is often credited with being the first European to set foot on North America?

Leif Erikson

What were the three main advancements in navigation that supported the Age of Exploration?

Astrolabe, compass, and improved maps

Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Inca Empire?

Francisco Pizarro

Which European country established the first permanent European colony in the Americas?

Spain

Who was the first European to reach India by sea?

Vasco da Gama

Which English explorer was known for his circumnavigation of the globe and his encounters with indigenous peoples?

Sir Francis Drake

Which treaty, signed in 1494, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal?

Treaty of Tordesillas

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