Prince Henry the Navigator
This was the Portuguese Prince that gave steadfast financial and moral support to the navigators
Vasco da Gama
the first European (Portuguese) to reach India by sea sailing around the tip of Africa.
Italian explorer who sailed to the Caribbean trying to find a western route to Asia
Treaty of Tordesillas
The 1494 treaty in which Spain and Portugal agreed to divide the lands of the Western Hemisphere between them
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Crossed the country of Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean.
Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expedition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world.
A person who makes maps
An instrument used to determine latitude by measuring the position of the stars
A small, highly maneuverable three-masted ship used by the Portuguese and Spanish in the exploration of the Atlantic.
To sail completely around the world
device that shows which direction is north
The Italian sailor who corrected Columbus's mistake, acknowledging the coasts of america as a new world. America is named after him.
Italian sailor who sailed for the English and is believed to have landed in Newfoundland, Canada
Explored the Hudson River and New York Harbor
French sailor who sailed up the St. Lawrence River to present-day Montreal, Canada