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Caboto, Sebastian (Cabot)

Born: 1476? AD
Died: 1557 AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Explorer


1476 - Born in Venice, Italy. Italian born explorer and the son of John Cabot.

1497 - Sailed with his father John Cabot in the service of England, in May.

1512 - Employed by Henry VIII as a cartographer at Greenwich.

         - Accompanied Willoughby to Spain, where he was made captain by Ferdinand V.

1517 - He tried to win the support of Vice-Admiral Perte for a new expedition.

1518 - Cabot was named Pilot Major and official examiner of pilots.

1522 - Secretly offered his services to Venice, undertaking to find the Northwest Passage to China.

1525 - Received the rank of captain general from Spain, and was entrusted on 4th of March.

1530 - Cabot returned to Spain.

1532 - Banished to Oran in Morocco.

1533 - He was pardoned and went to Seville.

1557 - The date of Cabot's death has not been definitely discovered. It is supposed that he died within the year.


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