John Cabot portrait

John Cabot

John Cabot known as Giovanni Caboto Italian traveler and sailor, citizen of the Republic of Venice, who in 1495 settled in England and served the King Henry VII. During an expedition in 1497 searching for the western route to India, he discovered the eastern coast of North America. He discovered New Funland and Labrador. During his second expedition in 1498 he got to Cape Hatteras, which was later the source of the Crown’s claims to the colonies there.

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