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Global history Ch4 - Gold Coast(Africa Region of the...

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Global History Ch 4 Arawak Amerindian peoples who inhabited the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean at the time of Columbus. Atahualpa (1502?-1533) Last ruling Inca emperor of Peru. He was executed by the Spanish. caravel A small, highly maneuverable three-masted ship used by the Portuguese and Spanish in the exploration of the Atlantic. Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506) Genoese mariner who in the service of Spain led expeditions across the Atlantic, establishing contact between the peoples of the Americas and the Old World and opening the way to Spanish conquest and colonization. conquistadors Early-sixteenth-century Spanish adventurers who conquered Mexico, Central America, and Peru. (See Cortés, Hernán; Pizarro, Francisco.) Cortés, Hernán (1485-1547) Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the conquest of Aztec Mexico in 1519-1521 for Spain. Dias, Bartolomeu (1450?-1500) Portuguese explorer who in 1488 led the first expedition to sail around the southern tip of Africa from the Atlantic and sight the Indian Ocean.
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Unformatted text preview: Gold Coast (Africa) Region of the Atlantic coast of West Africa occupied by modern Ghana; named for its gold exports to Europe from the 1470s onward. Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) Portuguese prince who promoted the study of navigation and directed voyages of exploration down the western coast of Africa. Magellan, Ferdinand (1480?-1521) Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expedition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world. Ming Empire (1368-1644) Empire based in China that Zhu Yuanzhang established after the overthrow of the Yuan Empire. The Ming emperor Yongle sponsored the building of the Forbidden City and the voyages of Zheng He. The later years of the Ming saw a slowdown in technological development and economic decline. Moctezuma II (1466?-1520) Last Aztec emperor, overthrown by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. Pizarro, Francisco (ca. 1478-1541) Spanish explorer who led the conquest of the Inca Empire of Peru in 1531-1533....
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