Background of John Cabot
John Cabot was a merchant in Venice Italy. He was a skilled navigator who wanted to explore he world. He was also curious to find where the spices were coming from that the English were trading. So in 1497 he sailed west to Asia. But he did not end up in Asia he sailed to America.
- He became an explorer in 1496
- He sailed west to America in 1497
- Discovered a new continent (America)
- Opened a route for English to settle in America