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Chinese exploration of the Indian Ocean[edit]The Chinese explorer,Wang Dayuan(fl.1311–1350) made two major trips by ship to the IndianOcean. During 1328–1333, he sailed along theSouth China Seaand visited many placesinSoutheast Asiaand reached as far asSouth Asia, landing inSri LankaandIndia, and he evenwent toAustralia. Then in 1334–1339, he visitedNorth AfricaandEast Africa. Later, the ChineseadmiralZheng He(1371–1433) madeseven voyagestoArabia,EastAfrica,India,IndonesiaandThailand.European Age of Discovery[edit]The Transatlanticvoyages of Christopher ColumbusTheAge of Discovery, also known as the Age of Exploration, is one of the most important periods ofgeographical exploration in human history. It started in the early 15th century and lasted until the17th century. In that period, Europeans discovered and/or explored vast areas of the Americas,Africa, Asia and Oceania.PortugalandSpaindominated the first stages of exploration, while otherEuropean nations followed, such asEngland,Netherlands, andFrance.Outward and return voyages of thePortuguese India runin the Atlantic and the Indian oceans, with theNorthAtlantic Gyre(Volta do mar) picked up byHenry's navigators, and the outward route of the South Atlanticwesterlies thatBartolomeu Diasdiscovered in 1488, followed and explored by the expeditions ofVasco daGamaandPedro Alvares CabralImportant explorations during this period went to a number of continents and regions around theglobe. In Africa, important explorers of this period includeDiogo Cão(c.1452 –c.1486) whodiscovered and ascended theCongo Riverand reached the coasts of the present-dayAngolaandNamibia;Bartolomeu Dias(c. 1450–1500), who was the first European to reachtheCape of Good Hopeand other parts of theSouth Africancoast.
Explorers of routes from Europe towards Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean,includeVasco da Gama(1460–Chinese exploration of the Indian Ocean[edit]The Chinese explorer,Wang Dayuan(fl.1311–1350) made two major trips by ship to the IndianOcean. During 1328–1333, he sailed along theSouth China Seaand visited many placesinSoutheast Asiaand reached as far asSouth Asia, landing inSri LankaandIndia, and he evenwent toAustralia. Then in 1334–1339, he visitedNorth AfricaandEast Africa. Later, the ChineseadmiralZheng He(1371–1433) madeseven voyagestoArabia,EastAfrica,India,IndonesiaandThailand.European Age of Discovery[edit]The Transatlanticvoyages of Christopher ColumbusTheAge of Discovery, also known as the Age of Exploration, is one of the most important periods ofgeographical exploration in human history. It started in the early 15th century and lasted until the17th century. In that period, Europeans discovered and/or explored vast areas of the Americas,Africa, Asia and Oceania.PortugalandSpain

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Spring
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THOMAS
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Age of Discovery, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pedro lvares Cabral

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