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  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • I Bartolomeu Dias might have found a new route to India
  • Vasco da Gama
  • I made it to the port of Calicut, in India.
  • Pedro Cabral
  • I found Brazil and sent a ship back to Portugal to claim that we had a foothold in the Americas.
  • Lisbon funded Bartolomeu Dias exploration to explore the southernmost part of Africa. This exportation was important because he figured out a passage  that might lead to a new route to India.
  • Christopher Columbus
  • I found North America.
  • Portugal funded Vasco da Gama's voyage to find a new way to India. This exportation was important because he made his way in a arc around India making his way to port of Calicut in India.  
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • I found that South America is a separate continent.
  • Lisbon funded  Pedro Cabral  exploration to India.This exploration was important because  Cabral went so far west that he reached Brazil. Then he continued to India and returned with spices, porcelain, and other valuable cargo.
  • Ferdinand Magellan 
  • I found the southernmost tip of South America.
  • Christopher Columbus was a sailor for Portugal. He was wanting to find a new  route to Asia. This voyage was important because he was the first sailor to reach North America.
  • Spain funded Amerigo Vespucci voyage to explore the coast of South America. This voyage was important because Vespucci realized South America was a separate continent, and not part of  Asia. 
  • Portugal funded Ferdinand Magellan voyage to explore Spain. This exploration was important because he reached the southernmost tip of South America.
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