Henry The Navigator

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Birthday
4, 1394
Birthplace
Porto, Portugal
Death Date
Nov 13, 1460 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1394
Birthplace
Porto, Portugal
Death Date
Nov 13, 1460 (66)

About

Portuguese explorer who was credited with beginning the Age of Exploration.

Before Fame

He developed a new type of ship, the caravel, to further his interests in exploration.

Trivia

He explored more than half of the globe by sea during his lifetime.

Family Life

He was the son of the King of Portugal. His wife was Phillippa of Lancaster, the sister of King Henry IV of England.

Associated With

Christopher Columbus and Navigator are two of the most famous maritime explorers in history.