The Age of Exploration also known as the Age of Discovery started around the 15th century and extended into the 17th century. During this time, the Europeans travelled all around the world to search for new trading routes to trade and partners to feed capitalism in Europe, it was also a time when Europe explored the world for wealth, power and knowledge.
The Age of Exploration started after the Ottoman Turks conquered the Constantinople in 1453. All of Europe depended on the trade routes passing through Constantinople for goods – spice, gold and silver. The Ottoman Turks made it difficult for merchant Europeans to pass their empire, this forced Europeans to begin to explore the world in order to search for new routes to get these goods.