Background Information

Important Minor People Bartholomew Diaz

In 1488 Diaz became the first person to ever round the Southern tip of Africa. He named it the Cape of Storms but it was renamed by the King
The cape of Good Hope

John Cabot
Discovered the coast of North America in 1497.

Alfonso de Albuquerque
Alfonso made many fortified Portugese trading posts in 1504 this was so that Portugal could gain control of the Indian Ocean. Partly a result of this, the portugese traders enjoyed 100 years of dominance in this area.

Amerigo Vespucci
Proved that lands discovered by Columbus were part of a large unknown continent. America is named after him Amerigo=America

Prester John
Believed to of owned a large christian kingdom in africa, the kingdom was believed to of been massive and filled with gold.