Age of Exploration/Renaissance Timeline

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Fall of the Roman Empire


Europeans have no interest in exploration

476 - 1400

100 Years' War

1337 - 1453

Shipbuilders design the caravel

1400 - 1500

a type of ship which has sturdier, triangular sails

Prince Henry founds a navigation school in Portugal


shipbuilders, cartographers, scientists, captains, etc. gather to perfect their job