John Cabot Venetian explorer of origin. Cabot was adopted in 1470 a religious brotherhood. It is one of the largest fraternities in Venice and said the brotherhood of St. John the Evangelist. This confirms that at the time John Cabot was a respected member of the community. The first expedition of John Cabot was in 1497. Authorized by the English King Henry VII, Cabot sail from Bristol with one ship, but was forced to return because of problems and disputes with his crew.
The second expedition of John in 1498. He sailed west with a fleet of five ships. One ship was captured by storm around the coast of Ireland, but the other four managed to continue his voyage. There are suggestions that the Cabot fleet is lost, because no infor
mation about what happens to it. Their fate is unclear. Aluin Radok, historian, however, has argued that there is evidence which shows that the fleet has returned to England after two years sailing the east coast of North America to the Spanish Caribbean possessions.
In 1483 somewhere in the document it was mentioned that John Cabot was a slave in Crete. It is said that he visited Mecca. Cabot was mentioned in Venetian documents named Zhuan Caboto. Women in 1484 to Matthew and has three sons - Ludovico, and St. Sebastian. Cabot John left Venice as insolvent and moved to Valencia, where creditors are trying to re-arrest him.
On June 24, 1497 British explorer of Italian origin Cabot John reached the shores of North America and thus became the first European to have discovered the continent certainly after Viking Leif Eriksson, voyaged to him around 1003 in Genoa was born around 1450 under the name Giovanni Cabot, even when it is 11 years his family moved to Venice.
Cruising hitting was still young, but after Columbus discovered America, began
to make plans for expeditions to the west. Like other navigators of the period of Italian origin and the Cape looking for ideas to support the strong sea-going nations in Western Europe. He turned to England and King Henry VIII gave his blessing to explore the seas to the east, west and north.
In 1496 Cabot, has changed his name, commits his first expedition with a ship, but only up to Iceland and was forced to return. In May 1497 started his second voyage, which ends June 24 with the call of today's island of Newfoundland, and in particular the island of Bonavista. Cabot returned to England in August, which is promoted to admiral, rewarded him money and given the right to organize a new voyage. In 1498 he took over the west again, this time at the head of 5 vessels, but vanishes. Perhaps the expedition was submerged by a strong sea storms.
Presumes that the Cabot with his long ship to Nyufaund-Land - Labrador to the island, the northernmost part of North America. He tells Sam that the fifty-second day since "Matthew" sail on July 24, 1497, reached an island, where "sustained the night never ends." This island he called in their native language - "Terra Prima Vista" - the first land seen.
In a bay in which to work their way between the ice, dropped anchor. Giovanni Cabot climb with a few sailors in the only boat in their possession, and went to the shore. He wears a royal flag. On shore the captain waved the flag and declare open land owned by King Henry VII. And to establish this, ordered his crew to raise the banks with large cross arms of England and the Republic of Venice - a leopard in a lion.
The cold and desolate coast do not see people, but they found signs of human life. A sailor brought a stick covered with blade. Another lies on the coast set a trap. This is a rough leather string, cooked and put it on the ground that necessarily fastened the animal, which would be past. Signs of poor, primitive life! However, Giovanni Cabot as Columbus believed that he reached the east coast of Asia - that great continent, from whence come silks, jewels and spices. It's already plotting how to cross the road izprechilata his cold land to reach the kingdom of the Great Khan. He said this will be needed big efforts!