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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 exploration of the mainland of North America since the Norse Vikings' visits to Vinland in the eleventh century.
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03/05/1496-English king Henry VII hires John Cabot to explore 
05/02/1497-John Cabot departs to North America
06/24/1497-John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia) 
08/06/1497-John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America  
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Sebastian Cabot
...Venetian Republic. He was the son of Italian explorer John Cabot. Searched for the Northwest Passage and explored...
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John Cabot1450 ca1470
 
15001500 ca

Bartolomeu Dias1451 ca1480
 
15001500, May 29
 a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the sou...
Pero de Barcelosunknown1498
 
1501unknown
 a Portuguese navigator who explored the coasts of North America with João Fernandes Labrador, h...
Joao Fernandes Lavrador14531498
 
15011501 ca
 a Portuguese explorer of the late 15th century. He was the first modern explorer in the coasts of...
Nicolau Coelho1460 ca1490
 
15021502
 an expert Portuguese navigator and explorer during the age of discovery. He participated in the d...
Christopher Columbus1451, Oct1473
 
15051506, May 20
 an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Under the auspice...
Diogo de Azambuja14321450
 
15091518
 a Portuguese noble. He was a knight of the Order of Aviz in the service of the Infante Dom Pedro,...
Pero Escobarunknown1470
 
1509unknown
 a 15th-century Portuguese navigator who discovered São Tomé, Annobon, and Príncipe islands, to...
Jean Cousinunknown1480
 
1509unknown
 a 15th-century French Normand navigator who was said to have discovered the New World in 1488, fo...
Pedro Alvares Cabral14671484
 
15091520
 a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the discoverer of B...
Diogo Diasunknown1490
 
1509unknown
 a 15th-century Portuguese explorer. He was the brother of Bartolomeu Dias and discovered some of ...
Andre Goncalves [1]unknown1490
 
1509unknown
 A Portuguese explorer that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil. Gonçalv...
Alonso de Ojeda1465/66/681490
 
15091515
 a ruthless and cunning explorer who first sailed to the New World on Columbus’ second voyage in...
Luis Piresunknown1490
 
1509unknown
 a Portuguese explorer who accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil, being one...
Amerigo Vespucci1454, Mar 91497
 
15091512, Feb 22
 an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and...
Francisco de Almeida1450 ca1490
 
15101510, Mar 1
 a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer. He distinguished himself as a counsellor to King Joh...
Afonso de Albuquerque1453 ca1471
 
15151515, Dec 16
 a Portuguese general, a "great conqueror," a statesman, and an empire builder. He is generally co...
Diego Velasquez de Cuellar14651490
 
15191524, Jun 12
 a Spanish conquistador. He first visited the New World with the crew of Christopher Columbus' sec...
Vasco da Gama1460s1480
 
15241524, Dec 24
 a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia f...
Goncalo Alvaresunknown1490
 
15241524
 a Portuguese explorer who actively participated in the age of discovery starting from the second ...
Piri Reis1467 ca1481
 
15531553
 an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer. Piri began engaging in government-supported pri...
Sebastian Cabot1474 ca1494
 
15571557, Dec
 an Italian explorer, likely born in the Venetian Republic. He was the son of Italian explorer Joh...
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