Age of Encounters- People

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Gutenberg

Invented the printing press.

Marco Polo

An Italian explorer who went to Asia and inspired other explorers to go to Asia. Found spices, silks and other goods.

Christopher Columbus

He sailed west from Spain to find Asia. He thought he landed in India but was actually in San Salvador, El Salvador (Central America).

Cortes

He was a Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico.

Aztecs

Native people who ruled over what is now part of Mexico.

Turks

Took over Constantinople which ended all trade routes to Asia.

Caboto

Sailed for England to try to find China and thought he did but actually found today's New Foundland, Canada

Magellan

First to lead a voyage that sailed around the world.

Prince Henry

Founded school for navigation in Sagres, Portugal

Vespucci

Proved Columbus and Caboto were wrong, that they didnt reach Asia by sailing the same way, but actually found a new continent.

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