Where did Columbus find a shorter sea route to?
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OK, be prepared to do alot of research. 1. check the newspapers of the time they will have info about what ships are leaving and comming in and most importantly WHERE they have come from.ie; " Today the Vanilla arrived from England by way of America, south America." as you can see these are short. o…ne line nuggets of info, but if you are dilligent you can get the "by way of's" together and form a mental cruse from poit A to B. Times may not be included as ships will come and go with the tides. 2. next you find navigational charts. modern one are ok as long as they have wind directions, and sea currents. KNOW the time of year as well, remember if the north Atlantic is "warm" in July, cape horn is miserable. 3. ships tend to wreck in the same places during good weather so in finding sites of 18th century ship wrecks one can see or pick out a probable route. 4. remember this stuff only applies to ships and routes during PEACE. warships are out completely as printed information from the day is usuially false. During war civillian ships were targets of privateers. so they might choose a diffrent or unusuial way from A to B. BUT we are creatures of habit and the sea is dangerious so us sailors stick to KNOWN, SAFE,& FAST routes. good luck ( Full Answer )
Prince Henry & Those Who Did Sail West . \nWell, without doing any further research, I can offer that most of the European exploration before 1492 that had the specific intent of discovering new routes to Asia were carried out by Portugal. Most noteable of these exploits were those sponsored by …Prince Henry the Navigator. There were many of these expeditions, under various captains, and they centered around finding a route to the Orient that went south and then east, around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Most noteable of these were Bartolomeu Dias (who was the first to round the cape before returning home) and Vasco DaGama (who successfully attempted to begin his course by heading in a westerly direction, and then taking advantage of the more favorable winds and currents to swing him around the horn). Dias's route was a crucial part in Columbus's planned course for his expedition.\n. \nNow, if you are wondering about who else sailed west -- but not necessarily with the intent of finding Asia -- before 1492. There is a pretty good list, although a good many of them are not abundantly documented. Here are just a few names that I can get off the top of my head that you may wish to investigate: Saint Brendan, King Murdoch of Wales (that may not be spelled correctly), and Eric the Red. There is also evidence that sailors FROM China reached California prior to Columbus's expedition. ( Full Answer )
he meant to go to Asia but ended up in America and met natives from here and went back to Spain
Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer. In 1497, he sailed around theCape of Good Hope into the Indian Ocean. He reached Calicit &Goa in India. Goa was a Portuguese colony for many centuries.
Prince Henry the Navigator was very interested in finding out atrade route around Africa that would bypass the Moors of NorthAfrica. The expeditions that followed put Portugal at the forefrontof sea route explorations to Asia.
john Cabot tried to find new sea route to China so the merchnats would not have to pay the Turks taxes
Prince Henry used a scientific way of determining the ships sailing, direction, and the location.
to find a route to India to get more riches and establish a trade route
Vasco da Gama. The expedition left from Lisbon, went to the Cape Verde Islands,Mozabmbique, Mobasa, Malindi, and from there to Calicut, India. Thejourney was from 1497 to 1499.
a man told him he had to.. a man told him he had to eat sruhtfvquwtgvuywteui and jhsgeiutw . a man never told him to eat sruhtfvquwtgvuywteui and jhsgeiutw . Europeans wanted gold and spices that were there.
Well in History we are learning about that and well if I find out I will write you!!!
He was looking for a shorter (or at least easier) way to get to China, without having to cross all Asia by land to get there. He had no idea that there was a whole continent in the way (America).
They wanted to have a more efficient trade route to the region so that they could get more spices and silks, which were valuable and sought after commodities in Europe. The control of the land routes by various factions increased costs and also the likelihood of theft. A sea route to the East would …enable a trader or country to avoid the "middlemen" in the http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_were_Europeans_looking_for_sea_routes_to_Asia_in_the_15h_century# and along the Silk Road. ( Full Answer )
Vasco da Gama is most famous for being the first to travel to Indiaby sea. This was important at the time because the Turks had takenover the main area of trade routes and he is prince Henry.
He traveled from Spain to the Caribbean islands, so that is his route . =)
He went around Africa and was going to go around the world but didnt know that he was going to run into the Americas! He thought he was just going to Asia to trade! But nope!
He took the Atlantic Ocean route from Europe to the Caribbean. He thought he'd hit India and China but the Bahamas were in the way.
Columbus never found a route to the east discovering island only of the coast of America
faster to get spice and silk equals more money for traders. but the italys rase the prize then they tryed to by pass italy "ps around the black plage years"
because they use to import spices from ASIA..... and quicker trips earn them lots of bucks... and as it is known that spices in those days was costlier than some of the precious metals.....
The great circle route is the shortest route. It is just that if you plot a great circle path on a flat map (unless it is the equator or a line of longitude) it will look bent - this is an artifact of map projection. The actual difference in route lengths depends on the routes you are comparing.… --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \n\nThe great circle route is the shortest route between two locations on a "roughly" spherical object like the earth. It is in effect the straight line between two locations along the surface of a sphere. By the straight route - I assume you mean a straight line on a 2D map. This usually does not coincide with the great circle route. The difference in length between a so-called straight route and a great circle route would then vary based on both the map projection selected and the location of the two endpoints of the journey. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The SHORTEST line between two points on a sphere IS a GREAT CIRCLE. Also, by definition, the shortest line between two points IS the straight route. ( Full Answer )
They wanted a better way to get spices and other trade stuff at better costs. At the time, the cost was too high to go through the land in the Middle East....
Christopher Columbus never found a sea route to Asia. His voyage there was blocked by the American continents, which it is credited with "finding," although he did not realize it at the time.
India and China for primarily spices. This is why in the UnitedStates Native Americans are referred to as "Indians." Columbusthought thought he landed on an Island off the coast of India.
India dominated the world GDP for 1500 years form 1 BCE to 1500 AD. The GDP of India was ~ 30% during this time. The U.S. was non-existent at 0.1% and the whole of Europe was around 5-10%. So hundreds of sailors attempted to find the sea route to India but only Vasco-de-Gama succeeded and Christophe…r Columbus found the America instead of India so people know him too... (GDP Source, Angus Maddison, The Economist) ( Full Answer )
Prior to colonial exploration many believed that the world wasflat. By discovering a sea route to Asia, colonial powers opened upmore trade routes. They also determined that the world was not flatat all.
No. He only found Hispaniola and never knew about the North American mainland. Let alone find a route to Asia.
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He was looking for an alternative rout to the indies and the magnificent cities that Marco Polo spoke of.
No. He found an island name Hispaniola and never knew about the North America mainland.
they had trouble with the route and they were caught by the pirates . also they faced many hardships.
As a matter of fact, he didn't. Other explorers that came later finally found the way West to Asia, but no Northwest passage was discovered. Whomever found the western passage first (I forgot who; sorry) had to go past the tip of South America. As a side note: contrary to popular belief, everybody i…n Columbus' time with a decent education knew the Earth was round. Also, Columbus was a terrible leader. He was allowed to keep control of his colonies in the New World because he sent false reports to the queen of the riches he had found there. At one point, he was almost killed by a group of colonists when they got tires of his horrible leadership. Once Columbus returned to England following his fifth voyage over (it took him 3 to find land) he was beheaded on the spot. ( Full Answer )
Vasco Da Gama was the first explorer to make a complete journey to India. He was Portugese and left in 1497 with three ships under his command. He sailed on the water for eleven months( versus three months for Columbus) when he finally made it to the Indian city of Calicut( not to be confused with C…alcutta, which was the city's enemy at the time. ( Full Answer )
What are 5 good reasons why Christopher Columbus asked the king and queen of Spain why he wanted a trip to find a western route to Asia?
Christopher Colunbus is the person who thought the world was flat. So when you sailed you would sail right off the earth.
He wanted to find a new route as he wanted to become rich from the money he'd make also become famous and go down in history
Because he wanted to find a safer route (traveling around the southern tip of africa was dangerous especially during storms).
He thought that a sea route to the Indies would open up a significant new trade relationship between Europe and that part of the world, because a sea route could very well be faster and safer than the overland routes then used.
No Italian explorer wanted to do this. Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a sea route to INDIA.
Aballach and ,Aafke, wanted to make lots of money. In the start, Aafke just wanted to stay at home. With Abban. Abban was 8, and Abban was sad. He fed all his clothes to his horse. He was full of fur. Itchy cold fur. He felt so sad, that he just went to his best friends house. And he stayed with him…, day and night for 4 nights. All he did, was sit in the corner, eat and sleep. His parents didn't miss him. Therefore, they left, the reason they did so, (here's your answer) They wanted an easier, shorter way to the riches of the Indies. When Abban came home, after his long visit he saw that no one was home. He waited til he realized that his parents, died. (He only thought that, it wasn't true.) When he thought this, he lost all hope in them. After 20 years, when he was 28, he heard about his parents, in East Asia, rich famous, he was on a tour, in East Asia, when he heard that they were only letting in family members, and if someone found their " long lost son" they would get a fortune of gifts. He quickly told his family to hurry with him. Afka, Abban's wife, Afke, (named after her grandmother) and Abban ran to where Afke and Aballach were staying. When Abban saw his parents, he was filled with joy. His parents made a mocking laugh saying "Sir, our boy is dead! We gave him all his clothes to do laundry outside. But we also told him he's supposed to feed them to his horse! He was in itchy clothing, cold, filled with holes, ugly clothing. Then we secretly abused him, spitting on his pillow, ripping his toys, slamming his face on the counter and saying it was a accident, then, he just vanished! He was the only excuse for my wife to stay in the house instead of leaving the long journey." Abban was shocked. His joy drifted away in a second. His mother started a sentence "We only announced he be welcome if someone found him, because we find the fun to tell people our story. They bring their kids, saying it's ours! We hang them, and show the youngest of kids in the family the worst, their own father being killed, isn't that hilarious?" Abban got scared, then mad, then frustrated. He told them his story, " "Father". "Mother". Thank you for telling me my story. You are now nothing to me. I have been in Koban's house for 4 days, and when I return you are gone. Finally, 20 years pass. You tell me this. My past has been revealed." His parents, with fear and calmness in their eyes said " Give us proof" He said "You cooked potatoes beans tomatoes and carrots on weekends, and fed me one slice of a carrot on weekdays. I wore black and blue clothes up til the horse ate them." His parents, scared, let go. They were no longer visited, and felt ashamed. . ( Full Answer )
It was a need to find sea routes for easy transport of trades like black pepper
Because it was a must if the Europeans wanted to keep trading with the East (mostly spice markets) since the Turkish had occupied all the land routes to the East. The caravans were nor safe any more (and they had not been safe before either), so some adventurous sailors decided to find new routes , …that is new ways to reach the Indies. The pioneers were the Portuguese who made the fastest and the best ships (the caravels) and founded the first school of navigation (new maps, rudder, used compass, etc). ( Full Answer )
Did Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the Caribbean Islands when he was trying to find a route to Asia?
Yes. He was trying for the riches of Asia but became famous for his mistake.
Prince Henry of Portugal proved that it was, although Henry neverwent on any explorations himself, he became known as Prince Henrythe Navigator.
To get to Asia so they can earn silk, and then sell it to get rich.
I recall the old rythme..."..on 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" so I will say 1492 is the answer.
because it was dangerous to travel by land They wanted to find a sea route because traveling by land was dangerous- they could be easily robbed. To get goods is the reason they traveled. Because they wanted spices, gold, jade, silk, china plates, gunpowder, and different perfumes. to find ways to ge…t chaeper pepper and clovers ( Full Answer )
On the morning of Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus steppedashore on an island, called the new world. He was seeking a westernsea route from Europe to Asia.
The shorter route to Asia, the quicker the return on the moneyspent to send someone to Asia. #MARKIPLIER #TINYBOXTIMð
A route to where? There were many navigators during the past millennium seeking new routes to many places.
No, he thought he had but his calculations for the circumference ofthe earth were off by almost exactly the width of the pacificocean. Amerigo Vespucci eventually proved that the new lands could not bepart of Asia, by showing that the continent of South Americaextends much further south than the sou…thernmost parts of Asia. ( Full Answer )