Europeans seek a sea route to Asia because they know the Asians are advanced. The europeans want to trade and become rich. The only conflict is that they have to go by sea because they don't want to go throug the muslims
Period: Jan 1, 1400 to
Feb 1, 1400
Prince Henry the Navigator
Prince Henry wasn't actually a navigator. Prince Henry wanted to control pieces of land out of Europe so he funded missions to go get land.
Mar 1, 1400
Ming Dynasty and Exploration
Zheng He did all of the exploration for the Ming Dynasty. He traveled all the way from China to Southeast Asia. Adventually he travelled all the way to India. After Zheng He died China stopped exploring to build the Wall.
Jan 1, 1492
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer. Columbus's most important discovery was the new land. They called it the new land but now it is known as America. He led ships to search for a new sea route to Asia but he found America.
Jan 1, 1493
Line of Demarcation
This was a line drawn by Pope Alexander VI to seperate the land controlled by Portugal and Spain. This was an imaginary line that kept peace.
Jan 1, 1497
Vaco De Gama
He was the first Portuguese sailer to reach the Indian Coast.
Jan 1, 1500
Pedro Alvarez Cabral
He was a Portuguese Noble Man and is responsible for the Discovery of Brazil.
Jan 1, 1502
Vasco De Gama
Vasco is sent back to India on a second expedition. On his way he encounters muslims and battles them.
Jan 1, 1511
Alfonso De Albuguergue
He was a Portuguese General who created the Portuguese trading empire in Asia. He also spread christianity.
Jan 1, 1519
He was a portuguese navigator who who sailed from Spain to try to find a route to Indonesia. He cotrolled 5 ships and a lot of men.
Jan 1, 1522
Magellans crew was the first to circumnavigate the world after Magellan died.
Jan 1, 1543
Portuguese and Japan
Japan was once an open trading empire and accepted goods and weapons. Japan saw what happend to other empires and decided to close the doors.
The Happy Return
The Dutch spent over a year in Asia trading and making loads of money. They finally returned and gave goods to all of the Dutch.
The Dutch East India Company
It was a monopoly and the first place to sell stocks.