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John Cabot

Navigator and Explorer
Born 1450

John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is commonly held to have been the first European encounter with the mainland of North America since the Norse Vikings visits to Vinland in the eleventh century. The official position of the Canadian and United Kingdom governments is that he landed on the island of Newfoundland.… Read More

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1450 Birth He may have been born slightly earlier than 1450, which is the approximate date most commonly given for his birth.


1499 49 Years Old Died in 1499.
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