Enlightenment & Revolution
Enlightenment & Exploration
Marco Polo traveled trade routes through Eastern Asia (India, China & Japan) 1275. He introduced Asia to Europe.
Genghis Knan was ruled the Mongols in Central Asia. Trade with the Mongols cause cultural diffusion.
Muslim Turks captured Constantinople and closed land routes in 1487. They monopolized trade.
Prince Henry opened a navigational school in Portugal in 1420.
Vasco da Gama sailed to Asia around Africa in 1487.
Columbus tried to reach Asia by sailing west in 1492. He landed in the Central America instead.
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave $$ to Columbus and started the Spanish Inquisition to remove Muslims from Spain.
Amerigo Vespucci and Balboa - explore new continent - 1502 - 1513.
Ferdinand Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the globe 1519 - 1522.
African Slave Trade begins between Portugal & West Africa.
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