John Cabot
1450? - 1499

First voyage: May 2, 1497
Second Voyage: May 2, 1498

He explored because he wanted to prove that there was a quicker way to the Indies than Christopher Columbus's route.

John Cabot's real name was Giovanni Caboto. He was born in Genoa, Italy. His father was a merchant. In 1497, he made his first voyage for the king of England. His ship was called the "The Mathew." He went on the ship with a crew of 18 men and it only weighed 50 tons! He had a second voyage and on the way back his ship sunk and they think that happened in 1499. England claimed ownership of the North America because of John Cabot.

He sailed twice to Newfoundland. The first time he didn't touch land. The second time however, he did touch land near Maine and Quebec. Cabot died in 1499 when he was 49 years old.

By Chris, Sammy, Sydnee, and Samantha

Cabot sailed for England

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