Henry The Navigator

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Henry the Navigator Henry the Navigator, as well as new technology, greatly assisted the Europeans’ ability to expand trade around the world. As the Europeans were able to expand trade around the world, they created a surplus of supplies and became wealthy. Consequently, Europeans start to grow in population throughout their colonies. Henry the Navigator helped the Europeans discover more land and made it easier to expand overseas. Europeans relied on the use of new technology and Henry the Navigator to expand trade around the world. One way that helped the Europeans expand trade around the world was technology. The marine chronometer was an important piece of technology. Marine chronometer was a specialized clock for finding longitude at…show more content…
This ship was fast and was very easily moved unlike past ships. Though the Caravel was pretty small, they were extremely useable. The ship Nina and the Pinta were made by the famous ship maker Christopher Columbus. PBS.org notes that “Judging by his name, you might think that Henry the Navigator was a great explorer with extraordinary navigating skills. Truth is, Prince Henry of Portugal never set sail on voyages of discovery.” Even though he did not travel himself, he sent fourteen expeditions toward…show more content…
The movements of Europeans stretch beyond the limits of their homelands and both to the East and the West. This is movement that was started by Henry the Navigator and had important results. In time it led to European influence and in some ways European domination to every continent on the globe. People from the late fifteenth century all wanted new lands. Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama who found sea route to India, Pedro Cabral who discovered Brazil, and Bartolomeu Dias who reached Africa all expanded Europeans land and all studied at the Institute of Sagres. The start of the late fifteenth century, explorers, conquerors, missionaries, merchants, and adventurers was seeking to claim new land to colonize or to live. It was only a matter of time before royal enemies fought over land possession and trade routes. This fighting over lands, settlements, trade, and exploration actually led to the growth of New World. The Europeans, technology allowed them to use their influence, negotiation, or military force to control the lands and as the trade routes grew an economic system of mercantilism was
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