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John Cabot: The English King's Italian Navigator


John Cabot
Born around 1450, died 1498

John Cabot led explorations from Bristol, England to North America in 1497 and 1498. He claimed the land he saw for Britain, and called it "new found land." This land would one day become part of Canada. When he came back to England after his first voyage, he told stories of there being so many fish near this "new found land" that one could walk across water.


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