In Italy, he is referred to as Giovanni Caboto.
By lateCabot had reached Bristol, England, a port city that had served as a starting point for several previous expeditions across the North Atlantic. From there, he worked to convince the British crown that England did not have to stand aside while Spain claimed most of the New World, and that it was possible to reach Asia on a more northerly route than the one Columbus had taken.
After a first, aborted attempt, Cabot sailed out of Bristol on the small ship Matthew in Maywith a crew of 18 men.
The expedition made landfall in North America on June 24; the exact location is disputed, but may have been southern Labrador, the island of Newfoundland or Cape Breton Island. When Cabot went ashore, he reportedly saw signs of habitation but no people. He took possession of the land for King Henry, but hoisted both the English and Venetian flags.
Cabot explored the area and named various features of the region, including Cape Discovery, Island of St. These may correspond to modern-day places located around what became known as Cabot Strait, the mile-wide channel running between southwestern Newfoundland and northern Cape Breton Island.
This time, he would continue westward from his first landfall until he reached the island of Cipangu Japan. In Februarythe king issued letters patent for the second voyage, and that May Cabot set off from Bristol with about five ships and men. The exact fate of the expedition has not been established, but by July one of the ships had been damaged and sought anchorage in Ireland.
It was believed that the ships had been caught in a severe storm, and byCabot himself was presumed to have perished at sea. In addition to laying the groundwork for British land claims in Canada, his expeditions proved the existence of a shorter route across the northern Atlantic Ocean, which would later facilitate the establishment of other British colonies in North America.John Cabot, Italian Giovanni Caboto, (born c.
, Genoa? [Italy]—died c. ), navigator and explorer who by his voyages in and helped lay the groundwork for the later British claim to kaja-net.com exact details of his life and of his voyages are still subjects of controversy among historians and cartographers.
academics. At John Cabot University in Rome, degree-seeking and visiting students alike will discover a distinctly American learning experience enriched by our location in Rome and our international student population and faculty. Finally Cabot was able to test his new route.
King Henry VII of England promised John a fleet of ships and a crew. On May 2, , John set sail aboard a magnificent cruise ship named The Matthew with a crew of servants, the finest weaponry available, and an abundance of .
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L. Cabot. John Cabot (about ) was an Italian-born English explorer and navigator.
In Italy, he is known as Giovanni Caboto (which is his original name). Cabot was born in Italy but moved to England in At the request of King Henry VII of England, Cabot sailed to Canada in , commanding the.
John Cabot. John Cabot (active ), born Giovanni Caboto, was an Italian explorer in English service. He was once thought to have been the first to bear the English flag across the Atlantic, but recent evidence shows that another voyage preceded his.