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Portuguese Explorers

   

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Portuguese Explorers

   
Prince Henry

Prince Henry

This explorer started a famous school for navigation. His students were among the first to sail around the west coast of Africa. Like many sailors of the time, however, they were terrified of sea monsters.

   
Bartholomew Dias

Bartholomew Dias

Dias was the first explorer to sail from Europe to Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

   
Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama

One of the most famous explorers of all time, da Gama was the first European explorer to sail around the southern tip of Africa, eventually landing in the vast trading empires of India.