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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.