Name: key main Ideas of the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution The Beginning of the Renaissance

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The Age of Exploration: You will learn about the Age of Exploration. Beginning in the 1400s, European explorers went on great voyages of discovery.

The Causes of European Exploration European explorers sought wealth and land for their monarchs and themselves, knowledge, and adventure. They also wanted to spread Christianity. A number of advances in knowledge and technology made their journeys possible.

Portugal Begins the Age of Exploration In the early 1400s, under the leadership of Prince Henry "the Navigator," the Portuguese became the first to purposefully explore the seas beyond Europe. They explored Africa’s coasts, charted a sea route to South Asia, and claimed Brazil for Portugal.

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