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Age of Discovery (1200-1600)

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  • Diogo de Azavedo Rodrigues (Roiz) (c.1490 - 1577)
    D. Diogo Rodrigues, D. Diogo Roiz (c.1490-1501; Lagos, Portugal - †21 April 1577; Colva, Goa) was a Portuguese explorer of the Indian Ocean who begin sailing as an ordinary helmsman under the ...
  • Diogo Cão, o navegador (c.1450 - d.)
    Navegador Descobridor da foz do rio Zaire Fidalgo da Casa do Rei D. João II Teve carta de armas a 14.4.1484. Diogo Cão foi um navegador português do século XV que ...
  • Diogo Dias (deceased)
    Diogo Dias, also known as Diogo Gomes, was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer. He was the brother of Bartolomeu Dias and discovered some of the Cape Verde islands together with António Noli. ...
  • Bartolomeu Dias (c.1450 - 1500)
    Fidalgo da Casa Real. Navegador. Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre PT : Bartolomeu Dias (ca. 1450 — 29 de Maio de 1500) foi um navegador português que ficou célebre...
  • Vasco da Gama, 2º vice-rei da Índia (Dom.) (c.1460 - 1524)
    Vasco da Gama (Sines, ca. 1460 ou 1469 — Cochim, Índia, 24 de Dezembro de 1524) foi um navegador e explorador português. Na Era dos Descobrimentos, destacou-se por ter sido o coman...

The Age of Discovery is seen as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era, along with its contemporary Renaissance movement, triggering the early modern period and the rise of European nation-states. Accounts from distant lands and maps spread with the help of the new printing press fed the rise of humanism and worldly curiosity, ushering in a new age of scientific and intellectual inquiry. European overseas expansion led to the rise of colonial empires, with the contact between the Old and New Worlds producing the Columbian Exchange: a wide transfer of plants, animals, foods, human populations (including slaves), communicable diseases, and culture between the Eastern and Western hemispheres, in one of the most significant global events concerning ecology, agriculture, and culture in history. European exploration spanned until accomplishing the global mapping of the world, resulting in a new world-view and distant civilizations acknowledging each other, reaching the most remote boundaries much later.

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