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a group of Islands in east Indonesia; the center of spice trade in the 1500s and 1600s

Prince Henry

led the way in sponsoring exploration of Portugal



Vasco de Gama

Portugese navigator who led 4 ships around the Cape of Good Hope; reached the great spice port of Calicut on west coast of India

Christopher Columbus

Italian navigator from Genoa; sailed west with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria

Line of Demarcation


Treaty of Tordesillas


Ferdinand Magellan




Prince Henry


School of Navigation


Sailing Inventions




Hernan Cortes


Francisco Pizarro








Cultural blending


Triangular trade


Middle passage


Columbian Exchange






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