John Cabot Timeline

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  • c. 1450 - c. 1498
    Life of the explorer John Cabot, aka Giovanni Caboto.
  • 1476
    John Cabot becomes a citizen of Venice.
  • 1496
    John Cabot is given a royal patent to explore the North Atlantic in the name of Henry VII of England.
  • 1497
    Henry VII of England supports John Cabot's pioneering voyage to the eastern coast of North America.
  • 1498
    The explorer John Cabot makes his second voyage to the eastern coast of North America. Its outcome is not known.