Age of Discovery - a period in human history that began in the XV century and continued until the XVII century, during which the Europeans discovered sea routes to Africa, America, Asia and Oceania.
The Discovery of America In 1492 Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to find a route to India to trade for spices. From 1492 to 1504 he made four trips to South America. Columbus was the first European who set foot on the mainland of America.
The way to India Vasco da gama was a Portuguese explorer, and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. This discovery was very significant and paved the way for the Portuguese to establish a long lasting colonial empire in Asia.
The voyage around the world Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, in a poor aristocratic family, he served a page at the royal court. In 1513, he was called back to Portugal. Charles I appointed him to command the fleet to find a sea route to India. The expedition started in September 20, 1519 at 5 courts. In the Antarctic latitudes there was a mutiny on the ship but Magellan was able to suppress it. He was killed by aborigines on the Philippines The team continued to move west and returned to Spain.