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Who captured the important trading city, Constantinople, giving them control of the Middle East and closing the trade routes to Asia.
Prince Henry the Navigator
He started a school for training sailors in navigation which also helpe improve two important navigation tools: astrolabe and the compass.
Who was the first person to lead the expedition of the first Europeans to see the Mississippi River?
Ponce de Leon
Who is the person who claimed Florida for Spain while he was looking for the Fountain of Youth?
expand knowledgeof the world, build empire, find spices and riches, expand Christianity
What did Spain hope to gain with exploration?
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