John Cabot

John Cabot was born in Genoa, Italy, became a merchant and mariner in Venice, then finally settled in Bristol, England. His success in commerce induced Henry VII to sponsor Cabot as the leader of a voyage to search for a northwest passage. In 1497, Cabot sailed westward and eventually spotted what he thought was the northern coast of China, then returned to England to report his discovery. His description of the abundance of cod probably marked the location of the Grand Banks.

Cabot in Davis' Straits

In 1498, Cabot undertook a second voyage, this time to seek Japan. He cruised along the North American coast and perhaps got as far as Chesapeake Bay.

Cabot's voyages are important for having established the English claim to North America.

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John Cabot
A year after his great discovery, John Cabot sailed out of Bristol England in May, 1498. This time there was no repeat of the great discovery and only one of the five ships in Cabot's flotilla made it back home across the treacherous North John Cabot sailed out of Bristol England in May, 1498. This time there was no repeat of the great discovery and only one of the five ships in Cabot's flotilla made it back home across the treacherous North Atlantic.
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John Cabot
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Who was John Cabot? John Cabot was an Italian navigator who came to Bristol when he was about fifty years old. Born in Gaeta and later a citizen of Venice,Italy, his Italian name of Giovanni Caboto became shortened to the English style JohnJohn Cabot? John Cabot was an Italian navigator who came to Bristol when he was about fifty years old. Born in Gaeta and later a citizen of Venice,Italy, his Italian name of Giovanni Caboto became shortened to the English style JohnJohn Cabot was an Italian navigator who came to Bristol when he was about fifty years old. Born in Gaeta and later a citizen of Venice,Italy, his Italian name of Giovanni Caboto became shortened to the English style John CabotJohn Cabot ...
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