John Cabot

The Italian Explorer

His history

John Cabot was an explore who attempted to find a direct route to Asia,and became the first early modern European to discover North America.

Cabot was probably born in Genoa but may have been from a Venetian family. In around 1490 he moved to England,settling in the port of Bristol. In May 1497 with the support of King Henry VII,Cabot sailed west from Bristol on the Matthew in hope to find a route to Asia.

His History (continued)

He returned to England and began to plan a second expedition.In May 1498, he set out on a further voyage with a fleet of four or five ships, aiming to discover Japan. The fate of the expedition is uncertain; it is so that Cabot eventually reached North America but never reached the Atlantic.

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