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  European empires from 1415 timeline
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A Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, becomes fascinated by exploration down the coast of Africa and commissions successive voyages      
c. 1420
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The Portuguese, discovering the lush and uninhabited island of Madeira, send colonists to settle it      
c. 1427
A Portuguese captain, sailing for Henry the Navigator, chances upon the Azores       
Portuguese settlers are sent to the unoccupied islands of the Azores      
Portugal claims ownership of the region of Guinea, subsequently the centre of their slave trade on the west African coast       
c. 1450
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The caravel, a sailing ship developed in the Mediterranean and used down the west coast of Africa, is adapted by the Portuguese for Atlantic use