John Cabot's Exploration of North America
In 1497 John Cabot (1450?-1499?), an Italian explorer sailing for England, reached land somewhere in the northern part of North America. Altho...
c. 1450-c. 1500
Italian navigator, also known as Giovanni Caboto, who was the first European to discover the North American mainland. In 1497 he set out with his three sons on a voyage for ...
Born c. 1450, Genoa, ltaly Died c. 1499, Possibly in Newfoundland
Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) was born in the Italian port city of Genoa. In 1476 he was granted citizenship in Venice, wh...
John Cabot (active 1471-1498), 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 evi...