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  1. 1. John Cabot’slife( Giovanni Cabot)<br />Cabot was born in Italy Genoa 1455. John became a merchant. John also became an expert Mariner or sailor.John wanted to be part of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. John knew that ships from Spain and Portugal have been sponsored by their kings. The Spain and Portugal kings wouldn’t sponsor John. So John went to England and asked the king if he could sponsor Cabot. After he was promoted, he found Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the GrandBanks<br />
  2. 2. Cabot lived near the sea port of Genoa.<br />Saw trading of spices, silk, precious stones and metals.<br />Became a merchant and sailor<br />Early Years<br />
  3. 3. Wanted to be part of excitement and adventure of true explorations.<br /> Believed he could find a northeast path to Asia.<br />Neither the kings of Spain and Portugal were interested in sponsoring Cabot.<br />The king of England sponsored Cabot.<br />Cabot only made 2 voyages in his life.<br />Reasons for Exploring, Sponsoring Country and Areas Explored<br />
  4. 4. Cabot landed and found Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.<br />Found huge banks now known as the Grand Banks<br />Contributions an/ or Acheviments <br />
  5. 5. Italian name- Giovanni Caboto.<br />Most records of his voyages were lost! <br />There is little information about natives.<br />Miscellaneous and / or other Interesting Facts<br />
  6. 6. Cabot died when he was 44 and died in the year of 1499<br />Death<br />