#2785. Asked by Sara. (May 25 00 12:10 AM)
Henry the Navigator (1394-1460). He was a Portuguese prince noted for sponsoring voyages of discovery among the Madeira Islands and along the western coast of Africa. He helped develop the caravel sailing vessel and also advanced map making and improved navigational instruments. In doing this commerce by sea was developed considerably. He was also the designer of a grand strategy, whereby Christian Europe outflanked the power of Islam by establishing contact with Africa south of the Sahara and with Asia
May 25 00, 10:30 AM
Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Henrique) was the son of King João of Portugal, born in 1394. He is most famous for the voyages of discovery that he organised and financed, which eventually led to the rounding of Africa and the establishment of sea routes to the Indies. Henry was also a very devout man, and was Governor of the Order of Christ from 1420 until his death in 1460.
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